Amnesty International India

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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement with more than 7 million supporters, members and activists campaigning to protect human rights. We have a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. When those human rights are violated, we: • Search out the facts • Expose what is happening • Mobilise people to put pressure on governments and others to stop the violations. Around the world we protect people and communities who come under attack, encourage governments and others to respect human rights. We are currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, and have received the Nobel Peace Prize for our work. Amnesty International India is a national office of the organization with over 65,000 members. We investigate and expose human rights abuses in India, mobilize people to stand up for freedom and equality, and work with schools to create a safer and more just society.

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Tell us what happened to our children - #BrokenFamilies of Kashmir

My son, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, was abducted by army personnel in 1997 from our home in Srinagar. We never saw him again. The army personnel who took him away accused him of being an informer for armed groups, and harbouring arms and ammunition. My family attempted to register complaints at multiple police stations in Srinagar the day after the incident, but it took the police 12 years to register a complaint and investigate the enforced disappearance of my son Mushtaq. Investigations into my son’s abduction were completed in 2012 and the case forwarded to the Ministry of Defence for grant of sanction to prosecute the soldiers suspected of being responsible. We have no information about what happened after that. Amnesty International India released a report in July 2015 which reveals that the central government has denied permission, or ‘sanction’, to prosecute under section 7 of the AFSPA in every case brought against members of the armed forces, or in a small number of cases, has kept the decision pending for years. The report also documents a lack of transparency in the sanction process. Not a single family, including mine, that Amnesty interviewed for the report had been informed by the authorities of about the status or outcome of a sanction request in relation to their case. Now 15 families, including mine, who lost our loved ones and are part of the report are urging the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defence to ensure the right to truth for victims, their families and affected communities and ensure that they have access to full disclosure about human rights violations. We want both the ministries to 1. Make information available related to all 15 cases highlighted by Amnesty International India on this its digital platform. 2. Make information pertaining to the proceedings, verdicts and sentences of courts-martial and security force courts publicly accessible including through the Right to Information Act, 2005 and by other means including an online database. Aahaz Dar(Mother of Mushtaq Ahmad Dar)

Amnesty International India
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