One of the horrors of US immigration policy is that thousands of children are unaccounted for & disappeared after being dumped in refugee concentration camps. Now we learn that after arresting 13,000 young Kashmiri boys, the Indian government cannot account for them. Two months ago, 14-year-old Umar Bashir Naikoo was abducted & sent 1,000 miles/1,609 km away to a prison in Uttar Pradesh where he might have been mixed with the adult criminal population. Now ordered to release him, Indian authorities do not know where the young boy is.

In the interests of human rights & child welfare, there is urgency to our demand that India stop the abduction of children, immediately release all political prisoners, & immediately set up an investigative unit to locate all of the abducted children & return them to their families.