Kashmiri family demand Indian forces killed 3 civilians

International Desk
11 August 2020, Tue
Published: 11:17 Updated: 11:24

Kashmiri family demand Indian forces killed 3 civilians

The family of three missing Kashmiris has demand the trio was killed in a staged operation by the Indian army.

The Kashmiri family said they had identified the three from photos posted on social media after the July 18 operation in southern Shopian district.

"They had not even a remote connection with militancy," Mohammed Yousuf, the father of one the men, told Associated Press on Tuesday.

He said his son last spoke to his wife on July 17 and from the next day the mobile phones of all three cousins were switched off.

Yousuf called for "a probe, verification of their call records and background checks" to prove their innocence.

The Indian army initially said the victims were "Pakistani terrorists". More than 100 Kashmiri rebels have been killed in a military offensive launched in January