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An elderly Kashmiri lady walks past the caricatures of the disappeared persons during a protest by Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar. Photograph by Habib Naqash/GK   With the world celebrating Mother’s Day on May 11, Kashmir and its mothers have reason to mourn as seven mothers have died in the past five years – waiting for their sons who left home and never returned. According to the details available with Kashmir News Service, while protesting for the whereabouts of their beloved ones, ten parents including seven women have breathed last in past five years. The

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Tufail Matoo’s school photograph in fifth standard. On World Mother’s Day, sitting in a desolated room of her two-storey house in Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, mother of Tufail Matoo, 17-year-old teenager killed on 11 June 2010, narrates her life without her son. Calling it a darkest day of her life, she says, “Those scenes still come before my eyes when Tufail was a kid and I used to feed him with spoon in the garden. He always had new ways to protest against eating meals but I kept on narrating him the tales of fairies for hours