In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the civil society members have said that there is a need of an open debate about the persons who have been subjected to custodial disappearance in the last 33 years in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the civil society members in a statement after meeting the relatives of the disappeared persons in Srinagar, Pulwama, Islamabad, Kulgam and other districts said the families of the victims while remembering their loved ones are under distressed conditions.
It is to mention here that Indian troops, police and paramilitary personnel have subjected over eight thousand innocent Kashmiri youth to custodial disappearance since 1989.
The civil society members said that the police had a clear record about the whereabouts of those youth who were picked up by Indian forces’ personnel in the territory in the last 33 years. “The parents want to know about their loved ones whether they are dead or alive. If they are dead or have been killed by Indian forces, let the relatives know or at least be shown their graves,” they said.
The civil society members urged the United Nations and world human right bodies to intervene and help the victim families of missing persons in the occupied territory to trace the whereabouts of their loved ones.—INP