The Indian government has admitted disappearance of around 10,000 women in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian Minister of State for Home, Ajay Mishra, told Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament, that 9,765 women in the categories above and below 18 had gone missing in occupied Kashmir since 2019.
He informed that in these three years, there were 1148 cases of missing girls below the age of 18 and 8,617 women aged above 18.
Meanwhile, the Vice Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the 5th August is one of the most tragic, painful and catastrophic days in the modern history of occupied Kashmir.
He said that on the 5th August in 2019 Hindutva forces in India in flagrant violation of the international law and UN resolutions scrapped the special status of IIOJK and deprived its people of all basic rights. He appealed to the Kashmiri people to observe complete strike and mark August 05, the Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir, as a Black Day.
Posters appearing in the Kashmir Valley also asked the people of the occupied territory to observe August 5, Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir, as Black Day.
The APHC leader, Masroor Abbas Ansari, talking to media men in Srinagar urged the Indian government to release all illegally detained Kashmiri religious leaders languishing in different jails of IIOJK and India.