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India's official COVID toll nowhere close to real extent of damage: Owaisi

June 14, 2021 09:54 IST

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that India's death toll from COVID-19 is "nowhere close to the real extent of damage" and accused the Centre of botching up the actual number of casualties.

He stated that families who have lost a dear one deserve to be counted.

"This piece reiterates what I've been saying: India's official death toll from #covid is nowhere close to real extent of damage. How long will govt botch numbers to make itself feel good? Families who have lost a dear one deserve to be counted. This piece also quotes @YRDeshmukh," tweeted Owaisi.


He also shared an article that claimed that India's COVID-19 deaths were much higher than officially stated.

Stating that the government's data on coronavirus deaths is not validated, the AIMIM MP alleged that every study on COVID-19 casualties points to unrecorded deaths.

"Govt has responded to this piece by saying that these studies aren't 'validated' but neither is govt's own data. Every study on covid deaths points to unrecorded deaths. Instead of honestly reviewing, govt initiates hit job," said Owaisi in another tweet.

Meanwhile, India on Monday recorded 70,421 cases and 3,921 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease.

India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. 

Source: ANI