The Missing : Families Protest Enforced Disappearances

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) is a collective of relatives of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Kashmir. Disappearances often end in extra-judicial killings or death by torture. The APDP was formed in 1994 to organize efforts to seek justice and get information on the whereabouts of missing family members. It presently consists of family members of about one thousand victims. APDP actively campaigns for an end to the practice and international crime of involuntary and enforced disappearances at local, national and international platforms. Members of the APDP have been engaged in documenting enforced disappearances in Kashmir since 1989 and have collected information on over one thousand such cases, so for.

On the 10th of each month families of the disappeared come together under the aegis of APDP to hold a public protest in Srinagar to commemorate the disappearance of their loved ones and seek answers from the state about the whereabouts of the missing persons.

Relatives of disappeared Kashmiri Muslims participate during sit-in protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
Relatives of disappeared Kashmiri Muslims participate during sit-in protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
A relative holds a photograph of a disappeared person during a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
A relative of a missing youth attends a demonstration organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
A relative of a disappeared youth sits near a banner showing sketches of disappeared people during a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
A relative of a disappeared youth sits near a banner showing sketches of disappeared people during a protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
A relative of a missing youth attends a demonstration organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
Relatives of disappeared Kashmiri Muslims participate during sit-in protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.
Relatives of disappeared Kashmiri Muslims participate during sit-in protest organized by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in Srinagar, Indian administered Kashmir on May 10, 2017.

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