On Human Rights Day, relatives of disappeared persons protest in Srinagar

‘Will keep fighting for our disappeared kin’

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Dec 10 2018 2:55PM | Updated Date: Dec 10 2018 2:55PM
On Human Rights Day, relatives of disappeared persons protest in SrinagarGK Photo

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Monday held a sit-in protest in Srinagar to demand the whereabouts of their relatives who have allegedly disappeared in the custody of government forces. 

Scores of relatives of disappeared persons holding banners and photos of their disappeared kin assembled at Press Enclave to demand their whereabouts. 

The sit-in was staged on the occasion of Human Rights Day observed globally on December 10 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948. 

Speaking on the occasion, APDP chairperson Parveena Ahanger said the victim families won’t relent until they get their disappeared children back.

“We are fighting from last thirty years, we will keep fight for more twenty years or others will continue this fight but we won’t stop protesting the disappearances of our loved ones,” Ahanger said.

She said the relatives of missing persons don’t want anything. “We don’t need money or employment. We only want our children back. We will keep protesting unless we get the answers where our dear ones are,” she said. 

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