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Kashmir police bury slain rebels, won’t hand over bodies

Indian officials have stopped handing over the bodies of Kashmiri fighters killed in battles with Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Indian authorities did not hand over the bodies of the slain Kashmiri rebel fighters to their families under a new government policy designed to thwart large-scale funerals that have become a rallying point for anti-India protests.

Instead, they are being buried in unmarked graves. The government is blaming the coronavirus pandemic for not allowing a proper burial, but human rights groups are sceptical.

Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan reports.