On 27 October 2001, Mohammad Ashraf Koka was picked up by ITBP personnel from his residence at around 7:30 pm and subsequently disappeared. The family of Mohammad Ashraf Koka states that he was picked up by personnel of the 10th Battalion Indo Tibetan Border Police [ITBP], Verinag Camp. The father of the victim recognized these persons during an identification Parade held in Dooru Police station in presence of a magistrate: R.S.Raina, Doctor P.S. Gunjiyal, SI Pratap Singh, Head Constable Hukum Singh, Head Constable Ajit Kumar, Sunil Joshi, JCO R.S.Chauhan, JCO Mishra and SI Ram Pratap on this occasion.
This Ground Report is part of a series of videos produced for the International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir (IPTK) and Association of Parents of Disappeared persons (APDP) to accompany their report, “Structures of Violence: the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir” which identifies the structures, forms and tactics of violence of the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir.
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