Every live and conscientious soul can understand and feel the pain of Kalaroos Kupwara family whose daughter was forced to give birth to its feotus on the road in this bone chilling cold of January. The pictures of parturition done under the open sky, sends shivers down the spine of every human irrespective of religious affinities and affiliations. I believe, the teachings of every religion teach us to safeguard the basic rights of humanity. Islam and Mohammadi Arabi Salallahu-alaihi-wasalam stands for the unconditional service of humanity. We have dozens of examples where prophet SAW and his Companions have shown exemplary compassion for their non-Muslim neighbors. Then what prompted the medico to disown the poor pregnant lady who was in immense labor pain.
Ironically, the doctor is a Muslim. The condemnable act is against and contrary to the teachings of Islam. Though the doctor might be a post graduate but is probably an ignoramus who is yet to read the basics of the book called humanity. It is an apathy to see an uneducated literate person who is there to be the owner of the appellation called ” Next to God “. Those who don’t consider themselves accountable to anybody, can’t imagine of such brutality.It is not the religious belief and the boastful sermons of pseudo Muslims who perform some rituals, It is rather the inculcation of values among people which makes them compassionate human beings who can feel the pain of others.
The best thing to please the God, is to bring smile on a melancholic face. Here I am reminded of a couplet by one of the greatest Urdu poets of contemporary times – Qateel Shifayee, who says, ” Your attempt to restore smiles on a doleful face, is better than being a regular Namaazee “. Thus, the truest service of God is the service of mankind. How can a doctor deny a poor the basic rights of life.
It is a slap on our collective conscience. Something is surely wrong with our upbringing and system. The doctor has surely climbed the ladder of degrees but has not learnt the abc of humanity. It is an eye-opener for all of us. Parents should take care of moral standards of their children as they worry about their academic standards.
Discrimination on the basis of caste, creed , color and religion in a public institution is unacceptable. Islam and humanity stands for brotherhood and equality. I regret the treatment meted out to the Kalaroos lady at the tertiary care maternal hospital in Srinagar. I extend my sympathies with the bruised family but demand a stern action against the medico for the coward act which resulted in the death of still born and brought unimaginable pains to the family in general and to the mother in particular.
No doubt, Allah can bestow her with a new child, but is it the compensation of her loss? No, not at all ; the doctor has murdered her baby and strangulated her wishes. How can the doctor reimburse her 9 month long pain ? How can she be repaid by the administrative machinery? I demand an exgratia in her favor and a fine of at least 1,00,000 rupees which should be paid to the lady for the misery and agony she has gone through.
Mushtaq A Hurra
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