Jamaat, Bar condemn DAK president’s suspension

Srinagar: The Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir and the High Court Bar AssociationWednesday condemned the suspension of President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan and termed the decision as an act of victimization to muzzle the doctor from raising issues concerning the people.
In a statement, a JeI spokesman said that Dr Nisar was first arrested on baseless charges and then suspended from the service. He termed DAK president’s suspension as a blatant injustice and condemned it in strongest possible terms.
The spokesman said that Dr Nisar’s only fault was that he raised voice against spurious drug scam, protested against highhandedness and harassment of patients admitted in hospitals by police and forces.
“This is not only the democratic right of every citizen but legal duty of any person holding higher position in any organization. But unfortunately, here in Jammu and Kashmir whenever any citizen raises the issue of human rights by exercising his democratic right, he is dubbed as anti-national and implicated in baseless and frivolous cases to suppress his voice forever,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) also condemned the suspension of Dr Nisar.
According to HCBA spokesman, a meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Mian Abdul Qayoom. In the meeting, the members alleged that Dr Nisar was suspended at the behest of Principal Government Medical College Srinagar who in terms of letter dated 21.05.2014 seems to have informed the government about the matter.
“It was stated that the order of suspension of Dr. Nisar-ul-Hassan is not only against public interest and patient care but is a naked act of victimization to muzzle the doctor from raising issues concerning the public,” the spokesman said.
The meeting also said that the due to Dr Nisar’s arrest and unlawful detention, the patient care in the hospital suffered a lot and now by his suspension the patients who are under his treatment are bound to face tremendous hardship because of his non-availability in the hospital, as under law he is no more required to perform his duties, while under suspension.
In the meeting, the members also remembered the children of Handwara, who drowned in Wullar Lake. They said that despite the orders of the Commission of Enquiry, appointed by the government to probe the death, justice has not been done to the families of the victims.
The members also condemned the alleged assault on prisoners by the CRPF troopers at Central Jail.
The members also grief expressed over the sad demise of sister of Mir Muzaffar Advocate and the father of Arif Mohammad Parray, who passed away at England and Srinagar respectively.