In conversation with the directors of Soz: A Ballad of Maladies that reveals how heavy militarisation in the Valley has led to the emergence of political hip-hop, rock and folk music as weapons of resistance.
Activists say governments must step up their responses, develop legal frameworks and procedures to account for the missing and provide support to families.
Kashmir has 20,000 widows and half-widows; women whose husbands were killed either by militants, state security forces or in the crossfire.
While the world celebrates Mother’s Day, many of these women are mourning, or still waiting for their loved ones to return.
Manzoor Ahmed Dar disappeared after being picked up by the army in Srinagar in 2002. On Tuesday, his family performed his last rites, vowing to continue their struggle for justice.