Stringent exemplary punishments must be given to attackers on COVID Warriors: Sainik Samaj Party

JAMMU: J&K president of Sainik Samaj Party Col SS Pathania urged upon the Union and State governments to constitute and promulgate suitable laws, where stringent exemplary punishment are given to the people indulging in attacks on COVID warriors. They, at the risk of their lives under very exacting conditions, are saving the lives of infected and likely to be infected people. Any attack on COVID warriors is cowardly, barbaric, and inhuman and should be met with the award of exemplary punishment as in vogue in Saudi Arab, where extreme violence will invite death penalty. Any attack on COVID warriors should be construed as treason and an exemplary ruthless punishment is the need of hour. Pathania further stated that considering the invisible dreaded enemy of Corona at door steps, and inadequacy of Police forces an out of box thinking is must and entire might of the nation needs to be applied to emerge victorious. Existing Police forces must be augmented with limited Armed forces and deployed in selected sensitive areas. Alternatively veterans from Armed and Police forces can be called upon to form a potent force, equipped with suitable weapons, and provided with legal immunity under an act akin to AFSPA. “As we are in for a long drawn battle such viable force can be effectively used for protection of COVID warriors as well as strict enforcement of social distancing, the most vital aspect of fight against invisible Corona enemy,” he added.