Inquiry confirms Kashmir unmarked graves
More than 2,000 bodies have been found buried in several unmarked graves in Kashmir, believed to be victims of the divided region’s separatist revolt, an Indian human rights commission said in a report.
“At 38 places visited in north Kashmir, there were 2,156 unidentified dead bodies buried in unmarked graves,” the inquiry report published on Saturday by the Indian government’s Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (J&KSHRC) said.
Kashmir unmarked graves hold thousands of bodies
Though campaigners and community leaders in Kashmir have long said such graves exist – and often provided extensive documentary evidence to back up their claims – the report is the first official statement confirming their existence.