Kashmir Indepth

If Shabir Shah can spend 33 years in captivation, why can’t Kashmiri’s spend 33 days at home : Dr Bilquis


Srinagar,April 08 : Dr Bilquis, wife of jailed Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah on Wednesday cited her hubby’s example and said if Shabir Shah can spent 33 years in jail, why can’t people stay indoors for 33 days.

Talking to News Service, Dr Bilquis who is Resident Medical Officer (RMO) in JLNM Hospital Rainawari appealed people to act upon the guidelines issued by administration and stay indoors to ensure safety of their lives, family members and community as well.

She said Covid-19 has hit badly Jammu and Kashmir and we don’t know who will be the next target of this deadly pandemic.

“Covid-19 attacks indiscriminately without knowing who is employed or unemployed, old or young, doctor or engineer. It is our collective responsibility to stay away from gatherings and remain indoors for time being”, Dr Bilquis said.

She said my husband Shabir Shah has spent thirty-three years in jail because of his strong political belief. Still he is confined in New Delhi’s Tihar jail where he has been kept in 6×6 cell. People should learn from him and act upon the advisories issued for their wellbeing.

“If Shah Sahab can spent thirty-three years in jail, why can’t people of Jammu and Kashmir stay for 33 days in home so that the spread of deadly Covid-19 pandemic could be overpowered”, she said.

She stated that I’m unable to understand why people are scared and fleeing from quarantine centres despite there having good atmosphere and facilities, even they can meet there with their relatives also. She added medical experts and other health workers have volunteered themselves for safety of people at this challenging time.

“I didn’t visit my home from couple of weeks. My husband is also in Tihar Jail. I along with other health experts are screening and monitoring patients continously, so people should behave maturely and assist administration at this juncture”, she added. (KNS)

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