Medicos Threaten To Shut Hospitals From Today

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the government was shielding and protecting former health minister Shabir Khan, a joint association of doctors and paramedics Wednesday staged protest and demanded immediate arrest of the tainted Congress politician involved in molestation of a lady doctor.

As a mark of protest, the doctors and paramedical members assembled outside different hospitals of Kashmir Valley and wore black bands for the whole day.

The protestors at various district institutions raised voices against the ‘callous attitude’ of the government in handling this grave issue. 

“We will firmly stand behind our colleague till justice is not delivered. It seems the ex-minister has been provided hideout by the government itself as otherwise a man living under security cover cannot give an easy slip to state police,” Dr Iqbal said.

The protesting medical staff said that Kashmiris have suffered when it comes to delivery of justice as different yardsticks are applied here.

They said that the amalgam was now forced to agitate to drag the attention of national democratic institutions to secure justice for the victim. 

They warned that if the culprit was not arrested immediately the amalgam will expedite the ongoing agitation with closing of health offices and hospitals excluding emergencies from tomorrow. 

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