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481 Kashmiri State citizens back from Bangladesh and other countries shifted to quarantine facilities in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, 21 March 2020, TON: 481 Kashmiri State citizens arrived here in Srinagar during the last three days. Most of them are students studying in various countries including Bangladesh. The New Delhi’s installed District Administration has setup 12 quarantine centres at various locations in Srinagar. So far there is no coronavirus COVID-19 positive in Indian occupied disputed Jammu and Kashmir State.

The students alleged that they were not properly screened at the Srinagar Airport but were sent to quarantine centres which do not have proper facilities.

Many students were suspicious about New Delhi’s plans to keep Kashmiri students at the quarantine centres with those who have returned from Italy and United Kingdom. Two of the students complained, “We should have been screened properly before sent to quarantine centres but it is not being done and we are put with those unscrewed returning from Italy and United Kingdom.”

Meanwhile, Health and Medical Education Department, the government said it has issued Epidemic Disease (COVlD-l9) Regulations, 2020 declaring COVID-l9 as an epidemic. District Magistrates of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir has imposed Section 144 of CrPC and have banned religious and social at any public or religious place involving a gathering of more than 4 people till 31 March 2020.

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