Mass graves found in Kashmir


By: PKKH

SRINAGAR, India:

A human rights group in Indian Kashmir said Tuesday it had found unmarked graves containing several thousand bodies in the revolt-hit region during a three-year survey of dozens of villages.
International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice, which calculates 8,000 people have gone missing in the 20-year separatist insurgency, said it had found the unidentified bodies buried in villages bordering Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The independent Srinigar-based group said that its report to be released on Wednesday documented 2,700 ‘unknown, unmarked, and mass graves’ containing at least 2,900 bodies.
International human rights groups have in the past called for a probe into whether the unmarked graves held bodies of civilians who have ‘disappeared’ as Indian security forces struggle to contain the Muslim-majority region’s revolt.

A police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said most of the bodies were likely those of Pakistan militants killed in fighting with Indian forces. ‘These militants are always buried as unidentified,’ he said.
Last year police admitted there are more than 200 unmarked graves in one location but insisted they contained dead rebels and not civilians.

Police said it was not possible to identify every militant killed during gunbattles in Indian Kashmir, which has been hit by an insurgency against New Delhi’s rule since 1989. -AFP

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  1. neel123
    December 5, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Kashmir will be the grave yard for many more Pakistanis…. just wait and watch….

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