Press Releases

January 8, 2018

High court issues notice in sailan massacre case

18 November 2017 Press release On 17 November 2017, J&K High Court admitted a petition filed by the family members of the victims of the “Sailan […]
January 8, 2018

SHRC Orders Government to Investigate 2080 unmarked graves and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

Press Release: 2nd November, 2017 Association of Parent of Disappeared Persons (APDP) welcomes the recent 24th October, 2017 order of State Human Rights Commission [SHRC] regarding […]
January 8, 2018

Amid impunity, enforced disappearance followed by extrajudicial executions continues in jammu & kashmir

  Today, on the International Day of the Disappeared, Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) seeks to draw attention to the continued practice of enforced […]



Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) was established in 1994, when a large number of parents/relatives of disappeared persons used to visit the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file or to pursue Habeas Corpus petitions. It was felt that there was a need for a collective to campaign on the issue of disappearances – whether in the courts or otherwise. APDP is technically not a human right group but an association of persons demanding the truth and whereabouts of the disappeared. Any family member of a disappeared person can be a member of the association.


The International Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian- administered Kashmir (IPTK) was founded in April 2008. IPTK seeks to examine charges of structural and institutionalized violence in Jammu and Kashmir and engage with the international community.

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From Structures Of Violence JKCCS 2015

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JKCCS believes that a vibrant civil society and institution building is essential for any society, particularly Jammu and Kashmir. JKCCS maintains that the people of Jammu and Kashmir should enjoy all the internationally guaranteed civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights including the right to self-determination.

JKCCS with its constituent’s campaigns against the phenomenon of enforced disappearances, illegal detentions, torture, extra-judicial executions, sexual violence, unmarked/mass graves and seeks impartial investigations into all cases of human rights abuses, prosecution of perpetrators and justice/reparations to the victims of conflict.