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The world is observing International Day of the Disappeared today
The world observes the International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 each year in which a number of international bodies and organisations in the fields of human rights activism and humanitarian aid participate that include Amnesty International (AI), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

It was on 21 December 2010, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution and expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, and by the growing number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment and intimidation of witnesses of disappearances or relatives of persons who have disappeared.

Even, in the case of Dera Sacha Sauda, people are articulating the disappearance of quite a few people including one woman from Jaipur whose news was taken by some TV channels. It is the right occasion to demand for a probe about missing people from Dera Sacha Sauda's premises in Sisra of Haryana on the occasion of International Day of the Disappeared.

"Enforced disappearance has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole," stated the UN website.

According to the UN, enforced disappearance can nowadays be perpetrated in complex situations of internal conflict, especially as a means of political repression of opponents.

On the occasion of the observance the UN has expressed its concern on the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, relatives of victims, witnesses and legal counsel dealing with cases of enforced disappearance and has urged the world community special attention must also be paid to specific groups of especially vulnerable people, like children and people with disabilities.

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