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Today on the International Day of the Disappeared, several families of the enforced disappeared persons of Kashmir today observed a sit-in Srinagar. Below is the statement issued by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP). Today, on 30th August 2015, The International Day of the Disappeared, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons [APDP] assemble to commemorate the more than 8000 disappeared persons of Jammu and Kashmir who were subjected to enforced or involuntary disappearances since the outbreak of conflict in 1989.Moreover, APDP also memorializes hundreds and thousands of disappeared from Punjab (between 1984-1992), Assam, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra

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It has been twenty-five years since the armed rebellion started in Kashmir when the youth from the region travelled across Line of Control and returned as trained armed rebels to fight the Indian forces. The disputed region Jammu and Kashmir is unsolved till date as the people have been demanding right to self-determination. Both India and Pakistan – the two nuclear power countries claim the region as their “integral part” and “jugular vein” respectively. During this intense period of fighting between the rebels and the forces that still continues, as per the human rights organisations’ records, around 100,000 people have

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This is the statement issued by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Kashmir. On 30th August 2012, APDP submitted 507 cases of enforced disappearances from Baramulla and Bandipora districts to the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) for investigations into the causes and circumstances which led to their disappearances. APDP had urged SHRC to investigate whether these people are dead or alive and if they have been killed, then it should be ascertained whether these people have been buried in unmarked graves and mass graves in entire Jammu and Kashmir through DNA tests. Initially the state government and SHRC