Human rights group discovered another mass grave in Kashmir
Srinagar, Oct 24: In Indian-admin Kashmir, the Voice of Victims (VoV), a local human rights group, has revealed that around 130 unidentified persons killed in fake encounters have been buried in two graveyards of Sumbal area of Sonawari.
The Executive Director of VoV, Abdul Qadeer, and Coordinator, Abdur Rauf Khan, in a report released in Srinagar while giving details of the unidentified persons buried in the two graveyard during the last two decades, said that they personally visited the said graveyards located in Butt Mohalla and Main Colony in Sumbal and met one, Manzoor Ahmad and several other local people who participated in the burial of unidentified persons.
They said that according to the locals, some 80 bodies 20 of them mutilated were buried in Butt Mohalla graveyard during the past 20 years. They said that some graves contained more than one bodies.
Abdul Qadeer and Abdur Rauf Khan said that the local people told them that 50 unknown bodies had been buried in the Main Colony graveyard, where used to be a camp of Task Force. They said that officers and personnel of the camp had buried several bodies in its premises after killing them in torture cells and fake encounters.
They said that according to the local people Task Force Inspector Farooq Ahmad Gadru had buried a young girl of Nishat area of Srinagar in the camp premises after alleged killing her. Later her body was shifted to some other place after removal of the camp.
Abdul Qadeer and Abdur Rauf Khan said that most of the unidentified people buried in these graves had torture or bullet marks. They demanded an impartial probe into all identified graves discovered in the occupied territory.(Agencies)