Srinagar: On International Human Rights Day, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Monday held a sit-in protest in the summer capital, Srinagar, against ‘enforced disappearances’ of their relatives in the state.
Meanwhile, Pratap Park, opposite to Press Enclave in Srinagar, was sealed by security forces to stop the APDP members to hold a protest there.
Scores of relatives, under the APDP banner, assembled in Press Enclave in Srinagar on Monday and held a sit-in protest, demanding whereabouts of their relatives, who disappeared in 90s in the state.
Holding placards and photographs of their disappeared relatives, the APDP members demanded to know their whereabouts. The protest was staged on December 10, when Human Rights Day is being observed around the world.
“The victim families won’t stop until they get their disappeared children back,” APDP chairperson Parveena Ahanger said.
Asserting that the relatives of missing persons don’t want money or employment, she said, “We only want our children back. We will keep protesting unless we get the answers where our dear ones are.