APDP stages silent protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Scores of mem­bers Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Wednesday staged a silent protest in Srinagar against the human rights violation in Kashmir.

The protesters including men, women assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and staged silent pro­test and demanded government to find out their beloved ones who are disappeared since years.

The association members were carrying the banners and plac­ards reading ‘stop crime against humanity, what lies beneath?.’

Talking to Kashmir News Ser­vice (KNS), the APDP members said that the government has ut­terly failed to trace their beloved ones from past several years.

The family members of dis­appeared youth, mostly females castigated the successive gov­ernments for being ‘indifferent’ towards their agony.

A woman protester said that the government must trace their beloved ones who are disappeared since years. “We don’t want gov­ernment jobs or any other com­pensation from the government but the only thing we demand is to trace our beloved ones,” she said.

She also said that the successive regimes have miserably failed to trace their beloved ones. “We are still having hope that our beloved ones will come one day,” she said.

“We have been fighting for 26 years against the enforced disap­pearances of our children. More than 10,000 individuals are miss­ing who were taken into custody by different Indian agencies,” the APDP protesters said.

They also appealed the inter­national human rights bodies to intervene and help the families in tracing their beloved ones.

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