Image of Asia: Seeking the disappeared in Kashmir violence

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 7:03 AM
Image of Asia: Seeking the disappeared in Kashmir violence

In this photo by Dar Yasin, a woman in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir holds a placard at a protest marking the international Human Rights Day. The woman's relative is among some 8,000-10,000 people who are unaccounted for since the beginning of the conflict against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region in 1989. According to the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, a group of relatives of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Kashmir, their loved ones have become untraceable after they were arrested by Indian security forces. More than 68,000 people have been killed in the uprising and Indian military crackdown.