Srinagar, May 10: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APD) Wednesday held a silent protest in Srinagar’s Pratap Park here against what it termed the authorities “deceitful approach” in tracing out their beloved ones who are disappeared since 1989 in Kashmir.
The members of the association led by its chairperson, Parveena Ahanger assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park under the banner of APDP and demanded whereabouts of their beloved ones.
Pertinently, the association on every 10th of the month register their protests against the disappearance of their beloved to press the government over fulfillment of their demands.
The association members said that castigated the successive regimes for failing to trace their beloved ones. “
The family and relatives of disappeared persons participated in the silent sit-in program to press the government to seek information about their beloved ones, who have vanished, presumed dead or imprisoned without trial or record.
The family members of the disappeared persons alleged that their kin have been subjected to enforced disappearances by the forces and their related agencies from their homes, streets and even roads.
The association members vowed to continue their struggle for truth, justice and accountability till both the state and central governments accept their demand of impartial probe into the enforced disappearances and custodial killings.
APDP Chairperson said that the main aim of their protest is to make the world community aware of the plight of people of Kashmir.
“We want to draw the attention of international organizations for intervening and mounting pressure on India to provide whereabouts of our missing family members,” she said.
The family of disappeared persons later appealed the government and International rights bodies to look into the matter and help them in tracing their beloved ones who are disappeared since decades. (KNS)