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Crackdown on hospital staff in IHK continues

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Srinagar, March 09, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces continued crackdown on hospital staff across the territory despite the order that identity cards of doctors and paramedical staff would be considered as curfew passes. Dr Ansar-ul-Haq, who works in Srinagar’s trauma care Bone and Joint Hospital, was beaten by paramilitary men near Sanat Nagar Chowk when he was on his way to the hospital.

He told newsmen that he left for hospital at 9:00am from his home and on the way police stopped and harassed him at several places. He said when he reached Sanat Nagar Chowk, the CRPF personnel stopped and hit him and also smacked his car with batons.

The doctors and paramedical staff on board faced harassment after police threatened them. Their identity cards were not entertained as curfew passes, said a SMHS Hospital doctor.

The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) in a statement said that the doctors and paramedical staff faced humiliation and wrath of police and paramilitary forces at several places especially at the entry and exit points of Srinagar, as forces did not respect their identity cards.

“Police even harassed and abused the female medical staff at Habbak, Nawakadal, Rainawari, Nowgam, Hawal and Karan Nagar,” it added.

The RDA condemned the continued harassment of medical staff and urged the puppet administration to take necessary action against the erring officials.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736


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