THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN KASHMIR: POSSIBLY A NEW TOOL OF VIOLENCE BY INDIA

Shamaila Amir, Fayyaz Ahmad

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The outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 is a large task for human beings as well as their governments. This paper is a focusing tool for the prediction of violence vis-a-vis Coronavirus infection in the valley of Kashmir. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a novel virus that can infect animals as well as humans, can cause series of respiratory sicknesses from the common cold to lung lesions, and pneumonia that can possibly lead to death. World Health Organization (WHO), labeled it a pandemic as it spreads very easily from person to person, especially within hospitals, homes, and confined places. More than 7,741,000[1]cases are reported in 204 countries of the world causing more than 400,000 deaths. The main purpose of this study was to analyze the situation of the pandemic in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and to analyze the violence it causes impacts on the future of Kashmir. The paper concludes that the detection procedures/process of violations and method of screening should always be précised and transparent to avoid a misconception among the communities. The international media and independent sources should be allowed to monitor and review the situation in Kashmir in comparison with WHO guidelines, issued from time to time and make findings and recommendations accordingly.

Keywords: Epidemic, pandemic, COVID-19, violence in Kashmir, Kashmir valley, quarantine, lockdown, citizenship act, IOK, POK, IHK.


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