Kashmiris launch calendar to remember disappeared loves ones
At least 8,000 people have disappeared since 1989 according to human rights groups, leaving relatives in no-man's land

Fareed, Rifat

Publisher:  Al Jazeera
Date Written:  27/01/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23365

Women whose husbands were disappeared have spent decades wondering what happened to them and fighting for justice. They and a group representing families of disappeared persons have published a calendar commemerating 12 victims.



Under the banner of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), on January 15, Safiya and a group of other Kashmiris whose relatives have disappeared launched a calendar with sketches and stories of their missing family members.

Parveena Ahanger, now 65, started the APDP when her son disappeared in the early 1990s.

"This is a unique way for them to keep remembering and looking for their family members as they await their return," she told Al Jazeera.

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