Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons
Pervena Ahanga's son was picked up by the authorities a decade back and has been missing since. To bring together people like her, she and human rights activist Pervez Imroz founded APDP. "Our mission is to know the whereabouts our loved ones," says Imroz. "Some 8,000 Kashmiris have disappeared." Above, on a week-long hunger strike in Srinagar.
Abhijit Air Safety Foundation
The MiG-21 Kavita Gadgil's son Abhijit was flying on routine surveillance in Rajasthan crashed 30 seconds after take-off. Her research revealed these 40-year-old aircraft to be 'Flying Coffins' with a high crash rate. Some 10 families joined cause with Kavita. Their mission: to have the government admit something's wrong with the MiGs, phase them out.