Javed Mirchal demands evacuation of stranded Karnah residents

Expresses concern over their safety, sustenance in Delhi

Peerzada Syeed
Srinagar, April 28 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) leader and former legislator Javed Ahmad Mirchal on Tuesday urged the Lieutenant Governor G.C Murmu to facilitate evacuation of 17 residents of Karnah-Kupwara who are stranded at various quarantine centres in Delhi since March 2020.
Expressing serious concern over their safety Mirchal said that the stranded residents of Karnah are in a precarious situation and have been sending distress calls to their families for their immediate migration.
According to statement issued to KNS, “These 17 residents of various areas of Karnah like Nawa Gabra, Tad Karnah, Hajitra, Bhadurkote, Khawarpora, Shatpala Tangdar are affiliated with Tableegi Jammat and have been kept at various quarantine centres like Sultanpuri and Sahdra in Delhi for the last one month. All of them have been tested and declared negative for COVID-19,” said the JKAP leader.
He said there is no scientific reason to retain these 17 people in quarantine centres once they have been declared negative for the deadly virus. “These stranded people are economically poor and can’t afford to sustain their living in Delhi. Similarly, back at home, their families are not only worried about their safety but sustenance, which is not possible without their presence in their homes,” Mirchal observed.

He urged the Lieutenant Governor G.C Murmu to ensure safety, free accommodation, food and ration for all these stranded inhabitants of Karnah till they are shifted back to their homes. “While it is imperative to enforce mandatory isolation procedure to limit spread of the Coronavirus, the government of India should also take steps to facilitate return of the stranded J&K residents who have completed their quarantine period and have tested negative for the deadly disease,” Mirchal demanded. (KNS)
 

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