JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA: An enquiry report by the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission has revealed that more than 2,000 bullet-riddled dead bodies have been found buried in a number of unmarked graves in villages near the Line of Control (LoC). Claims by Indian officials that those buried in the unmarked graves were militants, mostly from Pakistan, should not come as a surprise. While the Indian forces are trigger-happy and kill sometimes without justification, some Pakistan-based jihadi groups have been involved in sending their men to fight in Indian Kashmir. And a number of these militants die while crossing the LoC. Therefore, we need to get to the bottom of the truth behind these mass graves. An independent investigation should be conducted to ascertain who is behind the deaths of so many people in Indian Kashmir.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2011.
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