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
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.