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In one of the world’s most violent conflicts, Kashmir, continues to remain under the strong presence of Indian troops. The disputed territory, an outcome of the catastrophic partition of British India, has been going through its worst phase since the late 80s after the armed rebellion for independence was started by the youth. Thousands of Kashmiri men have involuntarily disappeared during this two and a half decades. Several men are believed were arrested, taken to torture centers or the army camps from where majority of them didn’t return. A human rights organisation, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) was

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Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. (File photo) By News Desk | New Delhi, India The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik remained adamant to go on with the proposed 48-hour hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to press government of India to return the mortal remains of the JKLF founder Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, despite the threats from right wing Bajrang Dal and Delhi police’s decision of not allowing the protest. According to the scheduled program, the strike would start at 2 PM. However, the Delhi Police has not given permission to

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This press release has been issued by the PARVEENA AHANGAR-led ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS FOR DISAPPEARED PERSONS Srinagar, December 10, 2011:  On this ‘International Human Rights Day’, December 10, 2011, the APDP (Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons), Srinagar, wishes to state that there is something obscene and perverse in the manner the CNN-IBN has nominated our organization for the ‘Indian of the Year 2011’ award. Sometimes, human rights can be violated by merely mocking those who struggle for human rights. The channel and its associates are promoting this ‘award’ in all their publicity material as a recognition for “architects and

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The revolutionary rapper from Kashmir, Roushan Illahi aka MC Kash who sings rap songs, mostly related to Kashmir conflict, says, “I took up to something that I couldn’t just leave on the shelf. I couldn’t let my feelings rot. I had to record no matter what. So, they won’t let me record? It’s cool. I will come back tomorrow.” Roushan received international attention during the 2010 Kashmir unrest, when 115 protestors including several teenagers, were killed in police and paramilitary action. He released a song called I Protest (Remembrance), which he says was inspired by “Too many, sixty five of

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