Srinagar, June 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement (JKEM), a constituent of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), has demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris, languishing in Indian jails in view of the rapid spread of corona epidemic.
The JKEM spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that emergency measures were being taken all over the world to control the corona epidemic but Indian authorities had left the territory at the mercy of the epidemic.
He said that a large number of detained Hurriyat leaders and activists in the jails of India and the territory were at risk of contracting the deadly epidemic as the jails were overcrowded and the detainees did not have adequate medical facilities.
The spokesman said, in the worst situation, the detainees needed to be released immediately so that their lives could be saved. He added that the Indian authorities, instead of stressing on stopping the flow of corona, were focusing on state terrorism and changing demography of the territory.
He appealed to the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres to take notice of the Indian state terrorism in IIOJK and put pressure on Indian rulers to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the resolutions of the World Body.