Srinagar, Aug 29: On the reports that over 2,000 unidentified dead bodies were unearthed from unmarked graves in Jammu Kashmir, hope has been brought for the families of scores of people who have gone missing in Kashmir in the past two decades. The State Human Rights commission would carry out DNA tests to give these families closure.
Several families in Kashmir, whose close, near and dear ones have been missing, are looking forward for an answer. Tahira and Tariq Ahmad have been married for 10 years and have three children. But Ahmad’s sudden disappearance in December, 2002 left the family in a state of shock.
The report has raised hopes of other families as well those are desperate for information on their loved ones, who they believe disappeared at the hands of security forces in the last 20 years. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah advocated setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but separatists and activists are demanding an independent probe.