Mass graves issue would be addressed sincerely: interlocutors

"We had made recommendations (with regard to disappearance issue) in our earliest reports to government. We had spent considerable time with various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) which were handling this issue (in Kashmir)", head of 3-member interlocutors Dilip Padgaonkar told reporters here.

"We are satisfied that it has come out in the open. It is a good movement for Indian democracy. It is a good movement for transparency", he said adding "we hope that steps would be taken to address the grievances of the families".

He was replying to the questions about their reaction with regard to Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission's recommendation for an investigation by an independent "representative and structured" body empowered to probe all aspects of unmarked graves in the Valley.

Radha Kumar said this is the decision by the government to make and "we should not pre-empt this decision".

"They (Government) have already made the commitment. The government will act on the recommendations of the Commission. I will expect that this will proceed further", she said.

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