It is heart-wrenching to read about people disappearing without a trace, leaving distraught and traumatized families in their wake. The number of people missing or disappeared seems to grow with each passing day with no sign of any reprieve. I was shocked to read the figures of missing persons outlined by the writer of the piece, ‘Disappearing Activists’. What is even more shocking is the number of dead bodies of the same mission persons turning up barely days later. Previously, I used to think Pakistan was perhaps the only country to suffer from this problem. However, much to my dismay, other countries seem to be suffering from this problem as well.
Is there no justice left in this world? How many more disappearances will it take for the government to take action? Sadly enough, we live in a world where such incidents have become commonplace and where any person or institution raising a voice against such crimes is immediately silenced. For the expulsion of this menace once and for all, we will all have to unite as one. Aaminah Sa’na Abu Dhabi, UAE