Who are in 1000 namesless graves in north Kashmir, ask Hurriyat

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Srinagar, Mar 30 (UNI) The All Party Hurriyat Conference HC (G) headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani has demanded probe into the discovery of more than one thousand graves in north Kashmir.

''Who are in these nameless grave in Uri and other border areas of Baramulla district?'' Mr Geelani said and supported the demand of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) for setting up of an Autonomous Judicial Commission (AJC).

The APDP in its report released recently alleged that there are more than 1000 graves in which people had been buried without conducting their identification since 1989 in Uri sector.

The APDP is apprehensive that the graves belongs to their dear ones who had disappeared after their arrest by the security forces in the Kashmir valley during the past 17 years.

Mr Geelani demanded that the International Human Rights organizations should be permitted to visit Kashmir to conduct an investigation on disappeared persons.

The HC (G) chairman said more than 10,000 persons had disappeared since 1989 in the Jammu and Kashmir after they were arrested by the troops and their agents.

The discovery of nameless graves has further strengthened the apprehensions about the safety of disappeared persons, said Geelani.

He urged the United Nation's War Crime Tribunal to depute a team to ascertain the facts about the disappeared persons so that the culprits were brought to book.

UNI BAS MYK SZ HT1357

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