EJAC threatens stir if DAK president not reinstated

EJAC threatens stir if DAK president not reinstated

Dr Nisar was later granted bail by the court, however, his continued suspension evoked strong resentment against the government.

Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) Monday threatened to go on strike if the government did not revoke suspension orders of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan.

 Dr Nisar, who was arrested last year for issuing a statement to a newspaper stating “change of guard at New Delhi is meaningless to Kashmiris and both BJP and Congress have been forcibly controlling Kashmir through its military might,” was subsequently booked under the Unlawful Activities Act vide FIR No. 15/2014 under section 13 in Police Station Karan Nagar here and placed under suspension after he remained in custody for 48 hours. 

Dr Nisar was later granted bail by the court, however, his continued suspension evoked strong resentment against the government.

 “We have decided to go on indefinite strike if Dr Nisar-u-Hassan is not reinstated immediately. His suspension is totally illegal and we will fight against injustice to him,” said Abdul Qayoom Wani, president EJAC, in a statement.

“Dr Nisar has been implicated for raising his voice against the sufferings of patients and people. We will be forced to launch an agitation if his suspension order is not revoked immediately,” he added.

Wani hit out at the government for, what he said, its anti-employee policies.

“Dr Nisar has been raising his voice against fake drugs, lack of proper medicare facilities in hospitals and discrimination with Kashmiris on political front. He is a citizen of the state and has every right to express his views and this does not qualify for his suspension,” Wani said. 

 “Employees stand by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan and we will take to streets if his suspension order is not revoked immediately,” he threatened.

The EJAC has also appealed Governor NN Vohra to personally look into the matter and revoke the suspension order of the Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan.