International Council of Jurists views doesn’t reflect Indian govt

This comes in the backdrop of recent move by ICJ on Covid-19. The London-based International Council of Jurists has urged the UN Human Rights Council to make China pay "exemplary damages" for its "grave offences against humanity", alleging the cor...

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Sources told ET that the Indian government has no relations with ICJ and its views does not reflect views of the Indian government.
NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday asserted that the International Council of Jurists (ICJ) is a private body with its headquarters in London and has nothing to do with the Govt of India and does not reflect the views of Government.

This comes in the backdrop of recent move by ICJ on Covid-19. The London-based International Council of Jurists has urged the UN Human Rights Council to make China pay "exemplary damages" for its "grave offences against humanity", alleging the coronavirus pandemic is primarily a conspiracy of Beijing to catapult itself as a superpower.

Sources told ET that the Indian government has no relations with ICJ and its views does not reflect views of the Indian government.


"Chinese government's inaction in arresting the spread of the virus has resulted in recession across the world and loss of trillions of dollars and rendered jobless to millions of workers in India and rest of the world," ICJ President Adish C Aggarwala said.

Aggarwala sought direction from the UNHRC to China to pay "exemplary damages to the entire world and in particular to India" for spreading the disease.

"This pandemic declared by the WHO is primarily due to conspiracy of Chinese government aimed at catapulting itself to the position of a superpower of the World and undermining other countries through biological warfare and gross negligence and incompetence of Chinese government and their authorities to alert the WHO and rest of the world," Aggarwala said in a statement.
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