LONDON: Nazir Ahmed Qureshi vice-President of World Kashmir Freedom Movement in a message on the occasion of ‘ international day for disappeared’ has said that the United Nations, human rights organisations and all the people who stand for justice and human rights should come out strongly against the enforced disappearances of thousands of youth missing in custody in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Qureshi said that their loved ones, kith and kin have been waiting for years together hoping that they will return someday. Young wives have been turned into half widows and live in the realms of uncertainty and thousands of children have been waiting for their fathers to come back to them. Various non-governmental organisations working in Kashmir claim the number of disappeared persons is over 10,000.
On 30 August, the International Day of the Disappeared, WKFM calls on the government of India to provide information, answers to families on the fate and whereabouts of missing persons in Kashmir. There will be no peace for their families until the missing are found and justice is delivered. WKFM also urges the international community to respond and support the demands of Kashmiri people to bring the 60 years ordeal to an end and fulfil the promises and commitments made by the Indian political leadership from time to time.
The International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives or legal representatives.-SANA