Full Coverage - Kashmir's Missing
IN the Kashmir's missing saga, this is the latest addition. When 24-year-old Maqsood Ahmad Bader went missing on May 10, his parents didn't rely solely on the police.
Sunday , 24 June '07A VISIT to a jail or a police station is part of her daily routine. For, Haleema Begum is searching for her missing husband. Abdul Rashid Ganai, ran a shop for a living.
Saturday , 23 June '07SOON after his father went missing, Javid Ahmad says he had to leave his village in Kupwara district for Srinagar. Javid says being the eldest of the family he had to work for his mother and minor brothers.
Friday , 22 June '07NEAR the Line of Control at village Limber in Uri, Bashir Ahmad Pir along with his wife and three children was living a peaceful and good life. But, his mysterious disappearance 12 years ago, left lives of his wife and children shattered.
Thursday , 21 June '07SALEEM ZARGER was young and energetic. He wanted to become a leading contractor in Doda district. At 25, he had a number of government contracts in hand. But things took a different turn after he went missing.
Wednesday , 20 June '07THERE was a time, says the family of Abdul Rashid Waza, when his neighbours were jealous seeing his seven young sons help him in the fields. Till son Mohammad Maqbool went missing.
Tuesday , 19 June '07ON every celebration when the Khan's take to the dining table, there is a spare plate of food. But for last 12 years, nobody has used that food. The 70-year-old mother of the family, Sarwa Begum, serves food for his son, who has gone missing in 1995.
Friday , 15 June '07On November 16, 2002, Showkat Ahmed Katari, along with Altaf Ahmed Chechi, of village Katiwali in Baramulla went missing. He never returned.
Thursday , 14 June '07ONE day in the summer of 1993, Bashir Ahmed Bhat left home for work as usual. But the day turned out to be quite different from others because he did not return.
Tuesday , 12 June '07It was midnight. The darkness had slightly engulfed Daribal Khanyar. And Bashir Ahmad Sofi was in his dreams. Suddenly, the calm of the night was shattered by a knock and so were the dreams of the Sofi.
Monday , 11 June '07AT FIRST, Arshad Muneer's family did not even know had he had disappeared on his way to Srinagar from his village in Kulgam. For them, Arshad was attending school in Srinagar.
Thursday , 7 June '07GHULAM QADIR SHAH earned his living by doing menial jobs in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. After a long separation from his family of six, in 1999, Shah returned to Sonthipora, his village in Kupwara. Six months later, he disappeared.
Tuesday , 5 June '07GHULAM Hassan Lone was 26 when his family says he disappeared from Army custody in 1991. Ghulam Hassan, they say, made his living by selling shawls in villages and the money he earned was enough to keep the hearth burning.
Sunday , 3 June '07"The BSF is responsible for ruining our life," said Sehazad Begum, Gulzar's wife. On January 17, 1995, it was a cold winter morning, when Gulzar was taken to a nearby BSF camp with a message that some vehicles needed to be repaired for the security forces.
Saturday , 2 June '07AT the age of 75, Gul Wani recites poems that he had penned in the memory of his missing son Imtiyaz Ahmad, a government employee, who was abducted by a group of counter-insurgents from his Ikrajpora residence.
Friday , 1 June '07"IF he is dead, hand over the body to us and if he is alive, where is he," says Abdul Majid Ganai, whose son Sartaj Ahmad has been missing since August 2003.
Tuesday , 29 May '07GHULAM Nabi Bhat, a resident of Lorrow Jageer Tral, and an orderly nurse in the Government Medical College, Srinagar. In August 1991, he was allegedly picked by Border Security Forces (BSF) after a grenade attack rocked Natipora.
Sunday , 27 May '07EVERY morning Zareefa Begum (50) leaves her home to collect money from the shopkeepers in neighboring localities. The money Begum collects is sufficient to keep her family of five members alive.
Saturday , 26 May '07Living in a remote Aloosa village in Kupwara, the Wani family has no hope of Sonnullah being alive. "My father is dead for me," said Wani's elder son Fayaz Ahmad.
Friday , 25 May '07THERE was no drama about the appearance of Syed Saleem Jafar, a resident of Poonch - which is more than 300 km away from Srinagar. Sitting in the police station he talks wryly about his life.
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