Corona could prove fatal for prisoners on life-saving drugs: Mushaal

  • UN, int’l organizations should take urgent steps to ensure release of caged Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the wife of Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik, has voiced serious concern over the well-being of Kashmiri prisoners, as most of them including Yasin Malik are on life-saving drugs and the raging pandemic in Indian jails could prove fatal for them.

She said that the life of the Kashmiri political prisoners is at great stake due to the alarming upsurge in coronavirus cases in India amid the worrisome reports pouring in pertaining to the non-availability of key drugs in the hospitals and pharmacies of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The Chairperson of the Peace and Culture Organization, in a statement on Thursday, said that imprisoned Kashmiris who are test positive for the virus are battling for life as they are not being treated. She said that a large number of youth were detained along with senior Hurriyat leaders, whose lives are also at great risk because they are kept in jails with Corona patients.

Mushaal Mullick worried about the health of her husband who was kept in the worst detention center and being deprived of all necessary medicines despite being suffering from deadly diseases. The Hurriyat leader noted that Yasin Malik was on life-saving drugs and whose health is fast deteriorating with each passing day, adding that they are now more concerned about his health due to the rising coronavirus cases, as no precautionary measures are being adopted in jails.

She said that the Coronavirus situation is becoming alarming in the IIOJK, as over 3,000 cases reported last day in the valley. The chairperson said that Kashmiri people who are under the world’s worst siege of Indian forces are also facing the life-threatening virus.

She appealed the United Nations and international community to notice of the plight of caged Kashmiris and take urgent steps to ensure their early release from jails.

Mushaal urged the world and human rights organizations to protect the life of Kashmiri people from the deadly virus as well as from the brutal Indian forces.

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