Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday that his government will perform DNA profiling of the bodies buried in unmarked graves in the state.

The decision came after the Opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had staged a walkout over the issue in the Assembly. 

The PDP leaders raised the issue as soon as the Assembly proceedings started. They asked for an adjournment motion on the “sensitive issue” to discuss it but, the Speaker rejected the demand saying that the proposal has already been introduced. On this, the Opposition party created uproar and decided to boycott the House.

Omar during the discussions on a motion about unmarked graves and the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the state, said “The relatives of missing persons should come forward to give samples for DNA testing and give us a hint which area to look for,"

"The DNA profiling of the people buried in the unmarked graves will take time. It will not happen overnight but a beginning can be made. It is not our intention to hide the truth," the Chief Minister said.

JPN/Bureau