Masood urges WHO, OIC to intervene to fight corona in IIOJK

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Observer Report
Muzaffarabad

SardarMasood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has expressed deep concern over the Covid-19 situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir underlining that the territory has become a coronavirus hotspot because of Indian occupation authorities’ mismanagement of the pandemic and their discriminatory policy towards Kashmiris.

The AJK President said that the coronavirus pandemic in the territory has spiked with over 200,000 infections and more than 2500 deaths.

Every day more than 3500 new cases are being reported and the latest daily cited fatalities have been more than 50.

President Masood Khan appealed to the Director General of the WHO, Mr. TedrosAdhanom, to intercede to save the Kashmiris from the rapid march of death in the occupied territory.

Without adequate support and attention Kashmiris are being devoured by the pandemic, he said.

He also appealed to the leadership of China, the United States, western nations and the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to send a special consignment of medicines, ventilators and oxygen, specifically for the Kashmiris.

“This situation is alarming because Kashmiris of the occupied territory are not receiving medical support and care to beat the deadly virus. Besides, Covid positive cases and fatalities are being underreported”, he said.

The AJK President said that the plight of the people of IIOJK is compounded by the fact that their leaders detained in Tihar jail and other prison houses in the occupied territory and northern India are not receiving medical care.