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

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The Disappeared of Kashmir

The People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) has from time to time drawn attention to the commission of heinous crimes by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir as well as condemned the attempt of the authorities to deny that they flow out of impunity provided by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (J&K) 1990, which permeates the “disturbed area”. The cold-blooded custodial killing by security force personnel, on the night of 29-30 April, of Mohammad Shafi , Shahzad Ahmed and Riyaz Ahmed, residents of Nadihal in Baramulla district of J&K, three days after they were picked up by security force personnel, is evidence of that.

The spokesperson of the Indian army in Srinagar had claimed on 30 April that three militants/infiltrators had been shot dead during an encounter at Sona Pindi, in Macchil sector of the Line of Control, which falls in Kupwara district. The three youths were then buried in Kalroosa graveyard with the help of villagers. The families of the three youths who had disappeared had filed a missing persons report on 10 May at the Panzulla police station. On 20 May, the brother of Shahzad Ahmad identifi ed a counter-insurgent working for Indian security forces as being seen in the company of his brother and others on 27 April.

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