Life spent in search for son, Rehti became an inspiration

Life spent in search for son, Rehti became an inspiration

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Rehti Begum, 70, waited 24 years for one last glimpse of her disappeared son, Ramzan Sheikh, before she died. But that could not come true for she died last month without seeing her son, who was picked up by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in 1996, never to return. One among […]

APDP stage protest demanding whereabouts of their kin

APDP stage protest demanding whereabouts of their kin

Rayees Magray Srinagar: The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a protest in Pratap Park Saturday demanding the whereabouts of their disappeared kin who have left behind half-widows, children and ageing mothers. The families said they have left no stone unturned to locate their disappeared kin, “but we fail despite knocking down all […]

Missing Kupwara man’s family joins APDP sit in

Missing Kupwara man’s family joins APDP sit in

Srinagar: The monthly sit in of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Tuesday saw the the participation of the family members of Manzoor Ahmad Khan, who was allegedly apprehended by 27-RR on August 31 from Tremokh-Top area of Kupwara, and since then he has not been seen by his family members. Mohammad […]

GOI has not accepted UPR recommendations: APDP

SRINAGAR: Government of India has merely “noted” recommendations of 30 countries that had asked for amending the laws on human rights in the 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons said Thursday. In a statement issued here, Chairperson Parveena Ahangar said that the Indian state only “noted” the recommendations on […]

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 […]