Zaina’s Odyssey: Between Hope and Despair

Zaina’s Odyssey: Between Hope and Despair

By Gulzar Bhat A narrow road towards the left of Magam town along Srinagar- Gulmarg highway serpentines through the apple orchards and leads to sparsely populated village of Larkipora in district Baramullah. A loud and continuous yapping of a sleek and sturdy canine welcomes outsiders to the village. Just a few doors down the village […]

At monthly protest, families remember their disappeared kin

At monthly protest, families remember their disappeared kin

Srinagar: The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) held a monthly silent sit-in protest on Thursday seeking the whereabouts of their missing kin. Scores of family members of disappeared people assembled inside Pratap Park at Lal Chowk carrying posters in their hands and reiterated their demand for “the ratification of International Convection for the […]

Narrative Of Contestation: Shahnaz Bashir’s ‘The Half Mother’

Narrative Of Contestation: Shahnaz Bashir’s ‘The Half Mother’

By Basharat Shameem   The armed conflict in Kashmir appears unrelenting, having already taken a heavy toll on human life. The magnitude of the suffering brought about by the conflict is unprecedented. Shahnaz Bashir is one of the emerging indigenous voices that have taken it upon themselves to narrate and to “write back to the […]

APDP releases calendar of the disappeared

APDP releases calendar of the disappeared

SRINAGAR: To keep the search for disappeared persons alive, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has come out with a 2017 calendar that has for each month a story of a missing person. The calendar that was distributed by APDP on Tuesday documents the stories of disappearances, with each month’s page carrying a […]

APDP condemns detention

APDP condemns detention

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Saturday condemned the “unlawful” detention and arrest of human rights defender Khurram Parvez. Khurram was to travel to Geneva to attend the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council to brief them on the human rights violations committed by the government forces in Jammu and […]

Parveena Ahangar’s search for her son

Parveena Ahangar’s search for her son

Srinagar: In 1990, Parveena Ahangar started with a question, “Where is my son?” Over the years the question has become, “Where are our loved ones?” In a two-storey brick house, Parveena looks up at the sky and utters the word, ‘Jigar’, when asked about her missing son. The chairperson of the Association of Parents of […]

APDP holds monthly sit-in

APDP holds monthly sit-in

Srinagar: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) held their monthly silent sit-in protest here on Thursday. Under the banner of APDP, families of the disappeared persons staged the protest at Press Enclave in Srinagar. They said their fight for justice would continue. “We will fight till our last breath for our disappeared loved ones. […]