Early day motion 2607

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KASHMIR GRAVES

That this House notes with sadness and regret the discovery of over 6,000 unmarked graves in the area of demarcation known as the Line-of-Control on the border between Indian and Pakistani controlled Kashmir; further notes that this discovery was the focus of a recent Crossing Continents programme entitled Graves of Kashmir produced by BBC Radio 4; believes that these graves, the majority of which appear to be the bodies of unknown young men, constitute a large proportion of the estimated 8,000 to 10,000 who disappeared during the conflict in Kashmir, one of the heaviest militarised zones in the world; and calls on the Government to press for co-operation on this matter between the governments of India and Pakistan, and for the early use of forensic and DNA techniques to investigate and establish the identify of those in the graves so that relatives may finally know the fate of loved ones.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 18.01.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.01.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 06.02.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 30.01.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.01.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 17.01.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 17.01.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 18.01.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.01.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 20.01.2012
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 19.01.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 18.01.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 28.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 17.01.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 18.01.2012