Covid-19: Hurriyat (M) reiterates call for immediate release of prisoners | KNO

Covid-19: Hurriyat (M) reiterates call for immediate release of prisoners | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Mar 31 (KNO): Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday reiterated its call for immediate release of all Kashmiri political prisoners and youth languishing in various jails across India and the occupied territory amid the surge in the coronavirus cases. In a statement issued to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the Hurriyat said: “This situation poses a grave threat to the lives of the prisoners. So the situation demands they be released immediately so that their families, who are facing mental trauma, heave a sigh of relief.” It urged international rights organisations to facilitate the release of these prisoners as the humanitarian crisis unfolds. The Hurriyat while expressing serious concern over the rising COVID cases reiterated its appeal to people of Jammu & Kashmir to strictly follow the guidelines as recommended by the health experts. “In order to save human lives from this deadly outbreak, the people must strictly follow the Dos and Don’ts issued by the health experts, stay home,” the forum said in the statement. “People must not venture out except in emergency cases that too with utmost care and precaution; they should not assemble outside homes, on streets and shops,” the Hurriyat said, as per KNO adding that “We have to overcome this challenging situation with patience and courage.”—(KNO)