Kashmir’s Unmarked Graves; UN Mediation

Kashmir’s Unmarked Graves; UN Mediation

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By Huma Sheikh Graves marked by numbers in the northern frontier district of Kupwara. Photo by Showkat Shafi. In August 2011, the unmarked graves atrocity came to light in Kashmir after the Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission confirmed that more than two thousand bodies were buried in those graves in several districts of the Valley. The commission said many of the dead were civilians who had disappeared over the past two decades, the time of the bloodiest violence in Kashmir. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) —an association formed by parents and relatives of victims of enforced

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