Recommendations on DAA yet to be finalized: Govt
‘2156 Unidentified Graves In 38 Graveyards’
Srinagar, Sep 30: The State Government Friday said the panels constituted last year for reviewing Disturbed Areas Act are yet to finalize their recommendations. The Government stated this in a written reply to the query of Independent legislator from Langate, Er Rashid, in the Assembly.
“The Government has constituted two committees, one each for Jammu and Kashmir regions, to look into the areas where from the Armed Forces Special Powers Act could be withdrawn,” the reply states.
Pertinently, after Centre failed to arrive at any decision on revoking AFSPA during last year’s unrest in the wake of opposition by Army and BJP, it asked the State to review the areas declared disturbed.
As a follow up to the Centre’s decision, the State Government constituted two committees headed by Home Secretary to look into the issue.
The Government also said that follow-up action on the report of State Human Rights Commission over unmarked graves will be taken as per the recommendations of the Empowered Committee formed for the task.
It admitted that investigation team of SHRC has found 2156 unidentified graves in 38 graveyards of north Kashmir.
“All these graves/graveyards are located in civilian areas and are being looked after by the locals of that particular area,” Government said in reply to a question about the measures taken for ensuring security of the unmarked graves.
SHRC has recommended DNA profiling of those buried in the unmarked graves and prosecution of those involved.
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