The disappeared of Indian-administered Kashmir

Activists say India’s Public Safety Act allows security forces to arrest individuals with insufficient evidence for a trial.

Rights activists say at least 8,000 people have disappeared after being arrested by security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

The data covers the period since the beginning of the conflict in 1989, but it is disputed by the Indian government.

For the past 17 years, Parveena Ahangar has been waiting for her missing son to return.

Here is her first-person account.