This is a documentary posted by Toronto For Kashmir on the thousands orphaned & widowed by India’s policy of forcible disappearance now involving nearly 10,000 Kashmiri men & boys. Many of these martyrs of the Kashmiri freedom struggle have ended up in mass graves.

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The Disappeared of Kashmir

Half-widow is a term given to Kashmiri women whose husbands have disappeared and are still missing during the ongoing conflict in Kashmir. These women are called "half-widows" because they have no idea whether their husbands are dead or alive. Meema is one such courageous lady of Kashmir who is doing everything to meet the needs of her kids in her husband's absence who disappeared more than 12 years back never to return again.The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), founded in 1994 by women's rights advocate Parveena Ahangar, is supported by lawyers and human rights activists in Kashmir. In 1991, Parveena's son, Javaid Ahangar, was abducted by Indian security forces and never heard of again.The APDP, which deals with more than 300 families, supports campaigns to find out the truth about missing relatives. APDP also works for an end to the practice of enforced or involuntary disappearance, which is an international crime. "Our membership is spread all over Kashmir and is open to all the relatives of the victims of enforced disappearances," said Ahangar.Ref: #LetKashmirSpeak #TorontoForKashmir #Justice #Peace #Humanity #HumanRights #UNResolution #FreeKashmir #Referendum #Plebiscite #EndTheOccupation #MassGraves #Torture #ExtrajudicialKillings #Freedom #StandWithKashmir #Kashmir

Posted by Toronto For Kashmir on Sunday, October 20, 2019