Saturday, December 10, 2011

International human rights day marked in Kashmir

Protests, seminars and conferences marked the international human rights day observed across the globe on December 10. In Kashmir the day was started with the silent protest by APDP. here. Chairperson APDP, Parveena Ahangar reiterated her demand of setting up an independent commission to look into the issue of enforced disappearances. “We don’t want money or jobs, we want to know the whereabouts of our dear ones,” Ahangar said in her speech.
Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik attend a protest with his supporters to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. More than 68,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the outbreak of the insurgency in the region in 1989. Pakistan, Kashmiri separatist leaders and human rights groups have been demanding a reduction in India's military presence in Kashmir. Last year, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group think tank said replacing the military-led counterinsurgency with accountable policing and reviving an economy devastated by the conflict would help ease tensions

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