Human rights in J&K trampled upon in past 20 years: CPI(M)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretary M Y Tarigami on Friday said human rights in the Jammu and Kashmir have been "trampled" by state and non-state actors during the past 20 years.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 18:43 PM IST

Srinagar: Communist Party of India (Marxist)
state secretary M Y Tarigami on Friday said human rights in the
Jammu and Kashmir have been "trampled" by state and non-state
actors during the past 20 years.
In a statement on World Human Rights day today, Tarigami
said the state faces a breakdown of infrastructure and civic
institutions.

"We are faced with armed conflicts which lead to the
breakdown of infrastructure and civic institutions, to greater
human suffering and increased poverty, which are ultimately
violations of the rights of people," he said.

"The gross violation of the human rights has left behind
traumatising tales almost in all pockets of the state," he
said, appealing to all concerned to continue their struggle
for a culture of tolerance and peace.
Meanwhile, Association of Parents of Disappeared
Persons (APDP), a body formed by the relatives of missing
persons in Kashmir, demanded that the Centre appoint an
"independent and fair" commission to probe the causes and
circumstances that led to what they called "enforced
disappearances."

APDP was formed 16 years ago to press for demand to know
the whereabouts of disappeared persons, whose numbers are
contested by the organisation and the government. APDP also
demanded the Centre to "ratify the convention on enforced
disappearances."

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