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April 10, 2018 – APDP Press Release

April 10, 2018 – APDP Press Release

On the occasion of the monthly sit-in on 10th April, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) commemorates the struggle of Dilshada Sheikh, an active member of APDP, who passed away on 31 March, 2018.
Dilshada Sheikh who lived in Zakura, Srinagar, was the ‘half-widow’ of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh. Bashir Ahmad Sheikh was a daily wage laborer, who was subjected to enforced disappearance after being abducted by Border Security Force (BSF) of the Indian Army in Lal Chowk, Srinagar on the 16th of June, 1992.

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March 31, 2018 – APDP Press Release

March 31, 2018 – APDP Press Release

With immense grief we regret to inform you that Dilshada Sheikh, a member of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), passed away Saturday morning.
Dilshada Sheikh who lived in Zakura, Srinagar, was the half-widow of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh and mother of their two sons. Bashir Ahmad Sheikh was a casual laborer who was subjected to an enforced disappearance after being picked up by Border Security Force (BSF) of the Indian Army in Lal Chowk on the 16th of June, 1992.

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March 10, 2018 – APDP Press Release

March 10, 2018 – APDP Press Release

On the occasion of the International Women’s day, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) commemorates the struggles of Kashmiri women against the repression of the Indian state. Since the outbreak of counter-insurgency, the Indian state subjected thousands of Kashmiri men to enforced disappearances which left behind hundreds of widows and their children and ageing mothers.

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December 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

December 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

International Human Rights Day is observed every year on the 10th of December, across the world. It marks the commemoration of the day when the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights along with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights set out the civil, political, cultural, economic and social rights which are inalienable and unconditional. This was done in the event of decolonisation happening in the developing world for people, to assure them their right to self determination.
December 10th also coincides with the monthly sit-in, that APDP conducts on 10th of every month for remembering our disappeared, to find their whereabouts and seek justice for them and their families. APDP on this day reiterates its demand for setting up an independent judicial commission for investigating into the cases of Enforced Disappearances and of ratifying the International Convention of Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances and the Convention against Torture.

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October 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

October 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

In the recent past, the practice of involuntary disappearance has resurfaced in Kashmir. The latest case being one of Manzoor Ahmed Khan, resident of Devar, Lolab, Kupwara; he was, according to the family, abducted by the by the 27 –RR of Indian Army on 31 August, 2017 and has not returned home since. APDP condemns the abduction and enforced disappearance and demands that an independent investigation be held on this and Manzoor to be returned immediately to his family.

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October 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

October 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

On 10th of every month, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) stages a silent sit-in protest in Srinagar against Enforced Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir. As part of its programme, APDP is holding a sit in protest on 10th October 2017, at Partab Park, Srinagar.

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August 30, 2017 – APDP Press Release

August 30, 2017 – APDP Press Release

On 30th August, world all over is observing the international day of enforced disappearances. Similarly APDP too will be observing it.
With the extensive militarisation that started in early nineties came the phenomenon of enforced disappearances. Under the Indian State’s militarization of Kashmir among other brutalities, enforced disappearances have been used as a tool to suppress the people and their voices.
The state not only denies the phenomena of enforced disappearances ,instead , it has legislated certain laws , like AFSPA , and provided full impunity to the perpetrators, thus protecting them , thereby creating hurdles in acquiring justice.
Nevertheless, APDP has been resisting this suppression for years now and has raised the issue of the enforced disappearances with the world community.

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August 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

August 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

Under the Indian State’s militarization of Kashmir among other brutalities, enforced disappearances have been used as a tool to suppress the people and their voices. Nevertheless, APDP has been resisting this suppression for years now and has raised the issue of the enforced disappearances with the world community.

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January 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

January 10, 2017 – APDP Press Release

On 10th of every month, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) stages a silent sit-in protest against Enforced Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir. In a situation where India has not ratified the International Convention For Protection of all Persons From Enforced Disappearances and the vagueness of India’s Domestic Law that does not enumerate Enforced Disappearance as an offence, the challenges in pursuing legal struggle is insurmountable. There is an official state policy that ensures impunity to Indian Armed Forces and promotes silencing of the past. Indian State and its collaborators have added one more inquiry to the list of the number of inquiries conducted in the past. This inquiry we are told will be conducted into some cases of Killings at the hands of Indian Police and Armed forces during the July 2016 mass uprising. Such inquiries are nothing but a sad reminder of the fact that like other inquires in the past this inquiry will either end with no results or with results that exonerate the perpetrators through sham investigations, forged documents, tampering with forensic samples. During the ongoing uprising more than 100 civilians have been killed, about 1000 have been blinded or have sustained injuries in their eyes in the firing of pellets by Indian Armed Forces. In order to quell the protests and lower the morale and resolve of people, and to force an entire population into submission Kashmir has also witnessed a spree of mass arrests and detentions under the draconian Public Safety Act, 1978,.

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