Unknown, Unmarked, and Mass Graves in Indian-Administered Kashmir


Srinagar, Mar 18: “Buried Evidence”, a report on unknown, unmarked, and mass graves in Kashmir by the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice, was presented at a sidebar event during the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 13th Regular Session in Geneva on Wednesday. In a statement IPTK said, its co-convener and Prof, California Institute of Integral Studies, Dr. Angana Chatterji presented the report and spoke on a panel, “The Global Phenomenon of Enforced Disappearances and the Entry Into Force of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.”  She said independent investigations must be undertaken in Kashmir, across all 10 districts, to inquire into if and how the 8,000 alleged enforced disappearances since 1989 correlate with the number of bodies in unknown, unmarked, and
mass graves. Chairperson and Rapporteur, UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Jeremy J Sarkin spoke about the urgency to ratify the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance to address institutionalized systems of impunity.

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