A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Central Government to file the case of 600 billion U.S. dollars compensation in International Court of Justice against People Republic of China on COVID19.
The petition has been filed by KK Ramesh, stated to be a public spirited person, averring that since individuals cannot directly approach the ICJ, he has been constrained to invoke the writ jurisdiction of the court, to seek an apposite direction to the Union of India.
The Petitioner stated that the People’s Republic of China had deliberately created biological weapon COVID19 against India and leaked every public places and killed Indian People, destroyed India economy and also COVID19 is an extremely dangerous disease, it has an extremely aggressive nature, was designed to mutate from person to person, spreads very quickly and early, no vaccine exists yet on account of it being a new disease. He further added that the COVID19 is biological weapon, not a disease and it had created by China against India.
“On the COVID19 crisis around 7 crores migrants are stranded across India. Most of the migrates are daily labours and poor backgrounds. All states, entire nation migrate workers have not provided food, shelter, medicines and financial supporting during the lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic. Either Union of India or States Governments not offered reimbursement of funds being spend on the standard migrate workers. Union of India or States had not effectively develop mechanisms for the safe movement of stranded migrates back to their village, most of the migrates workers are breadwinner of entire family has abounded. People have moved long distances for job in which they have neither security of empowerments not proper housing. Losing a job, even temporarily, means starvation. In the present COVID19 situation, the loss is temporary or permanent but there is no knowing how soon the pandemic would end and the old job or a new one become available”, said the PIL.
Its highlighted in the petition that COVID19 pandemic effect the economic consequences of an extended business shutdown could swell the rank of India poorest to 915 million and from 60% the proportion of people below the poverty line could increase to 68 per cent, a situation seen in the country more than a decade ago much of the Indian government effects to mitigate poverty over the years could be negated in a matter of just a few months and due to which people will die of hunger than the pandemic, unless the Government wakes up to the situation and addresses the issue on a war footing.
Furthermore, the petitioner said that the World Bank warned, COVID19 pandemic will hit India very hard and the significant gains made in poverty alleviation are likely to be wiped out, also the World Bank estimating that growth will fall to a range between 1.8 per cent in 2020. The report warned of a worst-case scenario in which the country would experience a negative growth rate this year.
As mentioned, that China claim the “virus cannot be manmade and never believed that human have the capability at this time to create such virus is a big lie, misleading India as well as whole world and COVID19 pandemic was designed by China to be a very effective and catastrophic biological warfare weapon to kill mass population in India.”
-India Legal Bureau