ICJ Files Petition In UNHRC On China Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Sat Apr 04 2020 19:25:23 GMT+0530 (IST)

With the novel coronavirus originated from the Wuhan province of China leaving a deadly impact of the world, the International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association have moved the United Nations Human Rights Council holding the dragon country responsible for this and even seek compensation for "surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction."

The petition was filed by senior advocate Adish C. Aggarwala, the Chairperson of All India Bar Association and President of International Council of Jurists, on the dreaded pandemic.

"It is humbly prayed that the UNHRC may be pleased to enquire and direct China and to adequately compensate international community and member states, particularly India, for surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction of mankind," he stated in the complaint.

"It remains a mystery as to how the virus has not spread to all provinces of China but at the same time, has spread to all countries in the world. The speculation only increases the likelihood of the COIVD-19 being a carefully assembled biological weapon, aimed at crippling major countries in the world leaving only China as the beneficiary," the complaint added.

 The complainant maintained that the deadly virus was created in the Wuhan laboratory and it was carefully deployed in a manner that a mere 0.001% Chinese people get affected by this.