British war graves in India are in danger of being dug up to make way for a new metro rail line. Some of the 2,000 graves in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, could be destroyed as part of plans by the city’s authorities to build a railway line.

The graves are those of British troops who were trapped inside the Lucknow Residency during the uprising of 1857 known as the Indian Mutiny or India's First War of Independence.

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