9 persons subjected to disappearance in 2017, say complaints to SHRC

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/2/2018 12:18:02 PM

Srinagar, Jan 2: Nine persons have been subjected to enforced custodial disappearance in 2017, according to the complaints received by the State Human Rights Commission.
Three of the disappeared people hail from Baramulla district, two from Pulwama and one each from Srinagar, Kupwara, Bandipora and Anantnag districts.

No fresh case has been reported from the rest of the districts-- Budgam and Ganderbal.
The commission disposed of 28 cases of disappearances last year: 10 from Kupwara, five from Budgam, four from Anantnag, three each from Baramulla and Srinagar and one each from Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Pulwama.
“The cases disposed of by the commission in 2017 were pending from the past years. This year we received nine fresh cases of disappearances,” said an official at SHRC.

In 2014-15, the commission had received nine cases of disappearance—5 from Kupwara, two from Srinagar and one each from Budgam and Ganderbal districts.

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