- Many of the Indian jails are overcrowded and don’t have any provision towards the COVID-19, says FO.
- Reportedly, some Kashmiri leaders in Indian jails have already contracted coronavirus.
- Sadly, they don’t seem to be even offered any medical remedy, says FO.
Pakistan on Thursday expressed issues over the well being and security of incarcerated Kashmiri leaders, in addition to different harmless Kashmiris, languishing in jails throughout India on trumped-up costs.
International Workplace Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in his weekly media briefing, stated the coronavirus state of affairs in India has been worsening and many of the jails are overcrowded and don’t have any provisions towards the COVID-19.
The incarcerated Kashmiri leaders embody Aasiya Andrabi, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmed Shah, Ashraf Sehrai, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Shakeel Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Fehmeeda Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Zahoor Ahmed, and others.
“Reportedly, some of the Kashmiri leaders in Indian jails have already contracted the coronavirus. Unfortunately, they are not even provided any medical treatment,” the spokesperson stated.
Given the worst pandemic state of affairs in India, the Indian authorities should instantly launch the incarcerated Kashmiri management and all harmless Kashmiris, he demanded.
“We once again call upon the international community, particularly the United Nations, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and human rights organisations to take cognisance of this dire humanitarian situation,” he stated.
Nonetheless, he reiterated Pakistan’s expression of solidarity with the individuals of India within the wake of the present wave of COVID-19 that has hit the area laborious.
As a gesture of solidarity, Pakistan has additionally supplied reduction assist to India, he stated, including: “We are ready to immediately provide ventilators, Bi-PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs, and related items.”
Relating to Dr Aafia Siddiqui, he stated the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC and the Consulate-Common in Houston stay involved along with her and her lawyer.
Upon seeing media studies, Pakistan’s mission has as soon as once more contacted the involved US authorities and didn’t obtain any such info as is being reported within the media.
“Our Mission has made an urgent request for another consular access/visitation to Aafia Siddiqui. The mission will remain in contact with the concerned US authorities regarding Siddiqui’s welfare,” he added.
India’s catastrophe deepens
In the meantime, India’s coronavirus catastrophe deepened at present with its every day demise toll climbing above 3,600, as greater than 40 nations despatched pressing medical assist to assist the nation sort out the spiraling disaster.
The USA and a number of other European nations have began to ease restrictions this week as vaccination campaigns have picked up, however the pandemic continues to worsen in lots of elements of the world.
Among the many most devastating of these waves is in India, the place demise and an infection charges have been rising exponentially all through April.
On Thursday, India reported 3,645 deaths over the previous 24 hours, whereas confirmed new circumstances hit a brand new world report with greater than 379,000. The official numbers are broadly believed to be far decrease than the fact.
In lots of Indian cities, hospitals are operating out of beds as family of the sick crowd exterior pharmacies and suppliers for medicines and oxygen cylinders.
The spiking physique depend has additionally overwhelmed crematoriums and graveyards and precipitated a scarcity of wooden for funeral pyres.