Rehti Begum, 70, one of the trustees of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), passed away on Thursday morning due to a heart attack.
Rehti, who lived in Cheke Kawoosa Narbal, Budgam, was the mother of Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh who was subjected to enforced disappearanceafter being abducted from his home by the Central Reserve Police Force personnel in 1990, APDP chairperson Parveena Ahangar said.
Sheikh was a daily wager.
Rehti, an active member of APDP since its inception in 1994, would regularly participate in the monthly sit-ins at Partap Park, Ahangar said.
“Her dedication to the cause of enforced disappearances remained undeterred until her last breath. Even though her search for her husband remains unfulfilled, we, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), pledge to carry on with her unresolved search for her son on her behalf and take it forward to its fruitful end,” she added.
APDP is a socio-political movement against enforced disappearances in Kashmir since 1989. APDP is dedicated to providing for as well as legally fight on behalf of the families of the victims of enforced disappearances in Kashmir.