Srinagar: The chairman of the hardline
faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani,
today demanded a probe into the existence of over 2,000 bodies
in unmarked graves by United Nations` War Crimes Tribunal.
"United Nations` War Crimes Tribunal or any other
international group should investigate the truth behind these
graves," Geelani said in a statement here.
Rejecting Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s suggestion for
setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for probing
the deaths in Jammu and Kashmir since 1990, he said "those
people who are responsible for the killings here, how can any
investigation by them be impartial and just."
In its inquiry report, the investigative wing of the
State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has claimed presence of
unidentified bodies buried in unmarked graves at many places
in North Kashmir.
Geelani said all the grave sites found by the SHRC had
been traced to those areas which have been dotted with the
Army and BSF camps.
"All these graves have been found in those areas where
Army and BSF had set up camps," he said.