27 Oct 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm ONLINE SESSION (UK time). Please note the changed time and date.


This event will be held via video. Registration online is now closed. For futher information email Mezna Qato.

Our first conversation continues with a thread started last year on Documentation and Disappearance. Join us as we talk about the politics of disappearance and retrieval in contemporary South Asia alongside scholars working across the region. Suggestions for viewings/readings are below.

Readings and Viewing for Documentation and Disappearance:


The Dear Disappeared (2018). Film by Iffat Fatima. 
Blurred Hopes. Short Film. By Arfat Sheikh. 
Taken. Amina Masood Janjua, Founder of Defence for Human Rights. 
Looking for Uncle Ali. Mohammad Hanif. 
A Poem Off The Page. Salman Haider. 


Goldie Osuri. Reflections on Witnessing with the Association for the Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir.
Hafsa Kanjwal (Photographs by Durdana Bhat and Masrat Zahra). “Protest” Photography in Kashmir: Between Resistance and Resilience
Mohamad Junaid. Epitaphs as Counterhistories: Martyrdom, Commemoration, and the Work of Graveyards in Kashmir
Preetika Nanda. In ‘post-conflict’ Punjab, state violence has left a maze of collective memories that refuses to die. 
Salman Hussain. Violence, Law, and the Archive: How Dossiers of Memory Challenge Enforced Disappearances in the War on Terror in Pakistan

Missing Persons Movements Online:

Association for the Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir. Representing families of Kashmir’s 8000-10000 disappeared in the hands of Indian security forces since 1990 (Website)
Punjab Disappeared. Documentation of disappeared among the Sikh majority community in Indian Punjab.
Voice for Baloch Missing Persons. Representing families of Balochistan’s 3000-15000 disappeared in the hands of Pakistani security forces (Twitter Handle):
Defence of Human Rights & Public Services, Pakistan. Representing families of enforced disappearances around Pakistan, mostly members of Islamist groups abducted after 9/11. (Facebook page).
Network of Families of the Disappeared, Nepal

For Background:

Jallad: Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia



An event organised by Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin Network
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