DFP urges int’l community to probe disappearances, unmarked graves in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 30: On the World Disappearance Day, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has urged the world powers to seriously pursue the case of those Kashmiris who were subjected to enforced disappearance after being taken into custody by Indian forces for the last 27 years.
“As the world observes this Day, it is high time to find out those thousands of Kashmiris who were subjected to enforced disappearance,” a DFP spokesperson said in a statement issued to KNS.
Giving details, the spokesperson said more than 10,000 persons have disappeared during last three decades. “They were arrested in a broad daylight and no one knows their whereabouts. Their families are living a life of unending miseries and facing challenges at every front of life. They have been reduced to living corpses,” he said.
“During the last few decades, India forces in order to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmiris resorted to various inhuman tactics and killing to death while subjecting to custodial torture is one among them,” he said.
Referring to thousands of unmarked graves across Valley particularly in south Kashmir, the spokesperson said the world community should take notice of it and pressurize India to reveal the identities of those buried. “It is unfortunate that the international community despite being aware of the reality isn’t taking any action,” he said.
The spokesperson said more than one lakh orphans and 25,000 widows in Kashmir is a human tragedy and the need of the hour is that human rights bodies fulfill their responsibilities in finding out the truth and reasons behind such tragedies and provide justice to the victims. (KNS)