February 2004 News

Mufti orders probe into porters' death

19 February 2004
The Daily Times

JAMMU: The held Kashmir government ordered a magisterial inquiry on Thursday into the killing of five civilian porters last week whom villagers alleged the Indian Army had used as human shields.Five civilian porters hired by the army died in an operation on a suspected militant hub in Bandipore last week. Villagers alleged the porters had been among some 25 civilians taken as human shields by the army. - AFP


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