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Torchbearer of Justice: Parveena leading a torch procession in memory of the disappeared. Chief of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), Parveena is an icon for countless parents, whose sons have disappeared since the start of the armed resistance. Her son Javed disappeared in custody of Indian armed forces 18 years ago. Ever since, Parveena has been visiting jails across India to find him. "So far I have not succeeded in locating him, but I hope and pray that one day I will know whether he is dead or alive."

Yawar Nazir