Srinagar, July 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has welcomed European Parliament’s (EP) resolution on the issues of nameless graves, enforced disappearances and the recent attack on a human rights activist, Parvez Imroz.
APDP spokesman, Ghulam Nabi Mir on the sidelines of a monthly meeting of the association at Municipal Park here, described the EU’s resolution as a commitment of the international community in support of the human rights advocacy in Jammu and Kashmir. He deplored that on one hand India was introducing new laws like Right to Information Act and on the other, the family members of the disappeared have been denied any information regarding the whereabouts of their disappeared family members who have been subjected to enforced disappearance. Mir said that in Punjab the CBI had confirmed that police carried out the enforced disappearances and later cremated 2097 victims of fake encounters in Amritsar district alone. He said hundreds of families were awaiting probe against the people involved in carrying out enforced disappearances and custodial killings.
Muhammad Lateef Mughal, a resident of Machikrand, Uri said that the troopers picked his two sons, Younis and Hameed on August 18, 1998 from Uri, adding “I left no stone unturned trying to trace them out but no one tells me what happened to them.”