ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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'Disappearances' in Kashmir

The disappearance of large numbers of persons in Kashmir, what the UN Declaration on the subject terms as 'enforced disappearance', is a matter of national shame. However, it has not evoked much concern in the country, even from civil liberties organisations or, till very recently, from the National Human Rights Commission. Against this dismal background Zahir-ud-Din's book Did They Vanish in Thin Air?, which documents in authentic detail 139 cases of enforced disappearance, deserves the widest attention.

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