The monstrous criminality of disappearing activists

Photo montage Kashmir (Human Rights Violations in Jammu Kashmir

Such a powerful photo of a protesting mother in Kashmir in front of a photo montage of those disappeared by the Indian military. Losing a beloved to disappearance or violence of any kind is not a wound that heals with time. Disappearing people is an absolutely monstrous crime against the victim, his/her family & friends, & humanity as a whole.

Disappearing seems to be a primary weapon of repression under neoliberalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism, & is practiced in nearly 50 countries. In every one of them, these photo montages are created to show how personal this crime against humanity is felt. These montages will be displayed till justice is attained–a mission yet to be achieved anywhere. In some countries they have been displayed for decades.

Our deepest condolences to the families & our fullest solidarity with their work to end this unspeakable & barbaric practice.