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Kashmir human rights

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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 press statement was issued by the JAMMU AND KASHMIR COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY on 19 October 2011 Over the last 22 years in Jammu and Kashmir, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Cr.P.C. 197 has provided absolute legal impunity to the armed forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The Government of India claims that despite the imposition of AFSPA, mechanisms of justice are functional and deliver whenever anyone is found indulging in human rights abuses, but facts provided by the state institutions contradict the claim of the Indian state. In a reply to an application under