Seven Kashmiri women died waiting for disappeared sons

Srinagar, March 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, ten parents including seven women have died in the last five years while waiting for their sons, who have been subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops and police during the past over two decades. While waiting for the whereabouts of their beloved ones to be reveal by the puppet authorities, ten parents including seven women breathed their last in past five years. The process started with the death of Mughli in 2009.

Haseena Begum died on October 5, 2013. Her son, Syed Anwar Shah, disappeared on July 21, 2000, after he was arrested by Indian police in Srinagar. Anwar was a wall painter by profession.

Mahtaba Begum hailing from Kashmir’s far-off village of Karhama died while looking for her son, Muhammad Yaqub Khan, who was arrested during a crackdown by Indian forces in the winter of 1990. Yaqub Khan was a labourer by profession. Misra begum of Bemina, Srinagar, died in the desolation of her only son, Shabir Hussain Gasi, who was arrested by Indian troops on January 21, 2000.

Hameeda Parveen breathed her last in the year 2012 with the hope that her son would one day return to home. Her son, Abid Hussain, was a student.

Zona Begum, hailing from Raj Bagh, Srinagar, died in 2011 while waiting for her son to return home. Her son, Imtiyaz Ahmad, disappeared on May 1996 when he was detained after Indian forces raided his house. He was a forester.

Haleema Begum of Batmaloo, Srinagar, died in February this year. She struggled for 23 years in search of her son Basharat Ahmad Shah, who was arrested on January 7, 1990, by the troops from Sopore.

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