New Groups Says 60 Unmarked Graves In Sgr, Budgam

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SRINAGAR: A newly-surfacing group has claimed to have discovered around sixty unmarked graves in central Kashmir, and called for public co-operation in identifying those buried at the sites.

It said that the possibility of more such graves existing in the region could not be ruled out.

Styling itself as Voice of Victims, the group said that the graves are located at 10 sites in the Srinagar and Budgam districts, naming Naugam, Shankarpora, Chukupora, Kiuhama, Wagoora, Pahru, Humhama, Chanpora and Barzulla.

In a statement issued today, the group said that local residents had told it that they had been asked by the forces to bury the dead bodies brought to the areas.

It also put out photographs of three blood-soaked bodies which, according to the group, had been buried in the Kiuhama area 2010.

One Abdul Qadeer Dar, who introduced himself as the executive director of the group, and Abdul Rauf Khan, the coordinator, told the KNS that people killed in other parts of the valley had been brought here by the forces and the police, and got buried by the locals.

“These people appear to have no one in the world mourn or look for them, but they did not fall from the sky,” they said.

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