Sunday, May 29, 2011

Indian-held Kashmir: Human rights group seeks probe into 1,400 ‘disappeared’

Yahoo! News, May 28, 2011

Kashmir group seeks probe into 1,400 'disappeared'
AFP – Kashmiri relatives of missing persons attend a protest organised by the Association of Parents of Disappeared …
Sat May 28, 9:28 am ET
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – A human rights group in Indian Kashmir on Saturday said it had documented the cases of more than 1,400 people who were victims of “enforced disappearances” in the revolt-hit region.

The group said it had submitted the list of 1,417 names to Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for an “independent and impartial” investigation.

“This is a preliminary list of cases of enforced disappearances documented by us,” the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons said in a statement.

The group says some 8,000 Kashmiri Muslims have disappeared since the insurgency against Indian rule erupted in 1989.

The list of missing was distributed at a protest at a park in Srinagar, summer capital of the Himalayan region.

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