Global body of jurists moves UNHRC to seek compensation from China

Says it developed biological weapon of mass destruction

Global body of jurists moves UNHRC to seek compensation from China

The UN flag. File photo

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 4

As thousands of people die of Covid-19 across the globe, the International Council of Jurists (ICJ) and All India Bar Association (AIBA) have moved the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) seeking compensation from China from where the deadly coronavirus is said to have originated. ICJ and AIBA accused Beijing of “surreptitiously developing a biological weapon capable of mass destruction.”

“It’s a crime against humanity. China has deliberately concealed crucial information about coronavirus,” ICJ Chairman and AIBA president Adish C Aggarwala said.

“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,” the complaint stated.

The virus was developed in the Wuhan Virology Lab from where it was carefully deployed to affect a miniscule 0.001 per cent of the Chinese population, the complaint alleged.

Aggarwala alleged that China used the coronavirus with a view to control the economy of the world by buying up stocks from countries that are now on the brink of economic collapse. He demanded compensation from China.

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