Unmarked graves in Kashmir
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Kashmir unmarked graves to be investigated

The government in Indian-administered Kashmir has ordered an investigation to determine the identity of nearly 6,000 bodies buried in unmarked graves.

It is the first time the government has acknowledged what many Kashmiris have been saying for years.

Rights activists believe many of the bodies may be those of civilians killed by Indian security forces over the past 20 years, since an armed uprising broke out against Indian rule.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from the state which is claimed by both India and Pakistan.

  • 12 Oct 2011
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