Srinagar: Demanding probe in all aspects of unmarked graves in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday asked for the DNA profiling of the bodies buried in the unmarked graves in Northern Kashmir to identify the dead.

It also recommended investigation by an independent ‘representative structured’ body empowered to probe all aspects of unmarked graves at various places in north Kashmir's Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts.

A division bench of the SHRC on Friday ruled that “the unmarked graves discovered by the commission and which are mentioned in its report, must be identified by all available means”.
   
"Apart from the DNA profile, their physical description, dental examination, finger prints, carbon dating and forensic pathology must also be recorded,” it said.

“The investigation report of the dead must be checked with the samples of the relatives of the people who disappeared in mysterious circumstances so that along with the identity of dead in these unmarked graves, some information can also be acquired about the missing persons,” the rights body added.
   
The bench, comprising Chairperson Justice (retd) Syed Bashiruddin Ahmad and Member Javaid A Kawoos said, “The complete case must be investigated by an efficient and impartial organization to check all aspects of these unmarked graves.”

(JPN/Bureau)