Virus kills 2 in IoK amid Indian blockade

SRINAGAR: Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has reported two deaths due to the ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus.
A 60-year-old man hailing from Tangmarg area of Baramulla district died early this morning. A doctor said the man was referred from SMHS hospital and had tested positive only yesterday.
At least 33 people have so far tested positive for novel coronavirus in the illegaly occupied land.
Indian government has increased restriction in the forcefully annexed piece of land making lives of the residents doubly difficult.
Doctors and paramedics in the landlocked region have confessed to the negligible healthcare resources available to them and demanded the world community to take note of the ongoing and persistent human rights violation.
Pakistan has expressed deep concern over continued restrictions in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, despite so many confirmed cases and two deaths due to COVID-19.
The Pakistani Foreign Office in a statement said, thousands of Kashmiri youth, members of civil society, journalists and Kashmiri leaders remain incarcerated in Indian prisons, many of them at undisclosed locations and away from their families. The Indian forces continue to operate in the occupied territory with complete impunity under draconian laws such as Public Safety Act (PSA) and Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).
“The senior Hurriyat leadership is under detention at homes or in different prisons. Hurriyat leaders Yasin Malik, Asiya Andrabi and others are languishing in Indian jails under fake charges without a free or fair trial.
Yasin Malik, already suffering from deteriorating health, has threatened an indefinite hunger strike to protest against a false charge sheet by the Indian government in a 30-year old case.”–Agencies