Villagers uncover mass grave dating from riots

Associated Press in Ahmadabad
Wednesday December 28, 2005
The Guardian

Villagers have uncovered what appears to be a mass grave for Muslim victims of religious riots in north-western India, police said yesterday.

They said officers and villagers had recovered the remains of six bodies and were trying to determine how many more were in the grave in Lunawada, Gujarat. "It is not clear whether the bodies were buried by relatives during chaos of the riots or they were dumped by rioters," they said. "We are investigating."

Gujarat was the site of one of India's most violent religious riots, which took place in February 2002. More than 1,000 people were killed.


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