Dr Nisar's suspension widely condemned

Greater Kashmir

RDA, KPDCA, DAK demands roll back of Government decision

Srinagar, May 27: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Hurriyat Conference (G), JK Hurriyat Conference and Doctors Association Kashmir Tuesday strongly condemned the suspension order of Consultant Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan and demanded immediate roll-back of the decision.
According to a statements issued here, Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the government order regarding suspension of Doctor’s Association Kashmir President, Dr Nisar Hassan. “This act of authorities is a glaring example of revengeful behavior. Rulers are suppressing every voice of dissent by brute force. Suspending Dr Nisar shows the level of frustration these rulers and their authorities are suffering from,” said Malik. 
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani while terming the suspension of DAK President as “politically motivated decision” and an “act of revenge”, said the order should be revoked forthwith. “Dr Nisar is an honest and a God-fearing person. Besides, he is also a conscious freedom loving person for which, he has been punished,” Geelani said. “He has not been suspended for any negligence in his profession duties but he is being targeted for his political ideologies. It is not only an open and clear human rights violation but this type of acts are also against the State constitution and law.”
Geelani said every democratic and civilized society allows every citizen to adopt and follow any ideology and to propagate it to others. “Kashmir issue is an internationally accepted fact and Kashmiris are worst suffers of this issue. Political uncertainty and instability continues here due to which people from every walk of life is suffering,” Geelani said. 
He said Dr Nisar is associated with medical profession and he has his direct relation with the day to day situations of Kashmir. “The injured youth, who are brought in to the hospital, are only patients for Dr Nisar, whatever ideology they have. If police chase these injured youth inside the hospital and unnecessarily intervene into the treatment process, it would obviously be an unacceptable situation for every professional doctor,” Geelani said. Demanding immediate revocation of the suspension order, Geelani appealed people and doctors’ fraternity to raise their voice and help their colleague in every possible way. “If they will maintain silence over the issue, then it can prove very detrimental for them in future,” Geelani said.
JK Hurriyat Conference also condemned the government action against Dr Nisar. Terming the treatment meted out to Dr Nisar as a “collaborated decision of National Conference and Congress”, a spokesman of JKHC said such an example of vengeance is hard to find in any civilized society across world. “The only crime of Dr Nisar is that he worked above the political lines and strived for the betterment of patients and struggled for their well-being. The anti-people government of Omar Abdullah considered such attitude of Dr Nisar as unlawful and illegal and arrested him on such grounds,” the spokesman said.
Doctors Association of Kashmir Tuesday warned that they will suspend their work in all the hospitals in case the suspension order is not revoked.
DAK spokesman said that Dr Nisar is Assistant Professor Medicine at SMHS hospital in charge of treatment of patients, teaching and research. Suspension of Dr Nisar will affect patient care and teaching in SMHS hospital. Poor and needy will suffer.  Earlier DAK President was arrested on raising voice against fake drug perpetrators who are still roaming free. 
The spokesperson said that DAK has decided that doctors will wear black bands on May 28 in protest of suspension order of Dr Nisar. “If the suspension order is not revoked immediately, we will be left with no option than to shut down hospitals and the onus will lie on the government,” they said. The Resident Doctors Association SMHS hospital also demanded the government order regarding suspension of Dr Nisar be revoked forthwith. “Poor patients and the overall patient care is suffering because of Dr Nisar’s suspension. We demand that his suspension order be rolled back,” said a RDA spokesman. Kashmir Private Diagnostic Centers Association President Umar Dhar also demanded that Dr Nisar be allowed to resume his duty.
Junior Doctor’s Association SMHS hospital also demanded immediate roll back of suspension order. “We urge the minister concerned Taj Mohiudin, to scrap the order immediately in the interests of patient care,” a JDA spokesman said.