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“Every year The International Day of the Disappeared is celebrated on August 30 to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.”  “In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” -Bertolt Brecht (German poet, 1898-1956)   Today, on the International Day of the Disappeared, APDP observes with concern the present focus of the international community, and more particularly the German Government, in Jammu and Kashmir. The German Embassy, in collaboration with the Indian Government, is organizing a

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  The Citizens’ Council for Justice (CCJ) has conducted a sample survey in fifty villages of Varmul and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir. The completion of research to prepare the report, which focuses on torture (including violence against women), forced labour, disappearance, and death, has took almost a year. Summary The survey was conducted by CCJ in 50 villages of Baramulla and Kupwara districts. The results show that the people of these villages were severely brutalised over a long period of time, from 1990-2011, by being repeatedly subjected to torture (including violence against women), forced labour, disappearance, and death. The means of livelihood for the people in

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A mother in a sit-in in Srinagar, demanding wherebouts of her missing son. Photo: Kashmir Monitor By Bisma Malik On the tenth day of every month of every year for last nearly two decades, a recreational local park of in the heart of the city turns into a mourning ground. Wailing mothers gather here in a desperate wait of their sons, who were forcibly disappeared by the Indian forces during the now 23-year-old conflict that has raked the region. Some of women hold fading photographs of their family members who vanished long ago, some wear bandannas with one liner printed

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This is a report released by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY, the Bund, Amira Kadal, Srinagar 190001, (www.jkccs.net) TOTAL KILLINGS Year 2011 has just passed, and many have declared this year, a peaceful year in Jammu and Kashmir. Ofcourse assertions of peace by various quarters are relative. Enforced silence cannot be construed as peace. Despite the hype of peace, people of Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed unabated violence, human rights abuses, denial of civil and political rights, absence of mechanisms of justice, heightened militarization and surveillance. The figures of violent incidents suggest that 2011 as usual has been the

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This is a press statement by Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, issued here today. Callousness of the government continues vis-à-vis victims of human rights abuses and in particular against the family members of those who have disappeared in the last two decades in Jammu and Kashmir. The relatives of more than 8000 persons continue to wait for the government to probe all the cases of disappearances, deliver justice to the families of the disappeared and punish the perpetrators. More than three months have passed since the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), after endorsing our findings on unmarked graves and

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This is the Press Statement of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Today on the occasion of International Day of Human Rights, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) submitted 132 cases of enforced or involuntary disappearances of Banihal area of Ramban district to the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). The submitted cases are of the people living in different villages of Banihal area, who have disappeared since 1989 under various circumstances. As per the knowledge of victim families, some families have registered cases in their concerned police stations, while in many cases missing reports or complaints could not be

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Text by Rifat Mohiudin | Photos by Zuhaib Muhammad For decades, Kashmir has been a conflict region. The conflict has left irreparable loss in everything; women have too faced the worst. They are at the receiving end, directly or indirectly. The situations in the Valley caused disruptions in their education, job opportunities and overall development. Kashmir has not offered much to its women. She has spent her life under social and political barriers. Her life has been miserable and hard. Without forgetting her status under which she has been living, she has now started training herself to fly. She has started

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