IN PICTURES:  Families of disappeared Kashmiris hold protest on International Day of the Disappeared

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) held a sit- in protest in Srinagar on Wednesday to mark the International Day of the Disappeared. The APDP says around 10,000 Kashmiris have been disappeared by Indian forces since 1989.  “The State is not only denying truth and justice to the victims but also assures impunity through draconian laws to the perpetrators.  To commemorate the struggle against enforced disappearances in Kashmir, APDP appeals to the international community to put pressure on the Indian state to immediately stop all forms of violence against the people of Kashmir,” it said in a statement.  Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad  Yasin Malik, who also participated in the protest,  said while the human rights of Kashmiris were being “violated on a daily basis the  international community seems more concerned about its economic and business interests.”  ( Pictures by Faisal Khan)

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