Medicos Flay ‘Red Carpet’ to Accused Ex-minister

SRINAGAR: The Joint Amalgam of Doctors and Paramedical Associations (JADPA) has strongly condemned what it described as ‘the red carpet treatment’ given to the accused minister Shabir Khan on his arrival in Srinagar for recording his statement in the molestation case.  

In a statement the amalgam, which comprise of various associations of doctors and paramedics in the valley, said that the medical fraternity of Valley was ‘immensely dejected’ the way the accused ex minister was treated as a ‘guest’ since his arrival at Srinagar. 

“It is quite evident that the government is implementing different yardsticks when it comes to high profile people.”

Stating that they have full faith in the judiciary, the spokesman said, 

“We apprehend that if justice doesn’t prevail in this case it will choke those voices who need to come in front to weed out the rot from the society so that women will feel at ease at their workplaces.”  

“Kashmiris are going through trust deficit with the system of governance and if in this case the accused is set free without any punishment then it will set a wrong notion to the already agonized community,” he said.  

The doctors association also appealed to Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to intervene personally in this matter. 

“As a woman she can feel the pain in its true sense,” the statement said, adding that the fraternity apprehends that if the victim doesn’t get justice then it will have permanent and irreparable loss to the society and women in particular. 

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