A medicos’ body in Kashmir will observe the Doctors’ day being celebrated tomorrow as a “black day’ to protest the continued suspension of its president Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan.
In a statement issued to the press on Tuesday, the association said that the decision was taken following a meeting of its executive members.
It called upon all the doctors to wear black bands on Wednesday, July 01, to protest the “unjustified and illegal suspension of DAK president”.
Dr Hassan told the meeting that they have nothing to celebrate on doctors’ day as “we are not even allowed to express our free opinion”.
He said: “I was punished for unearthing the infamous spurious drug scam and spearheading a campaign against fake drug perpetrators.
“I was victimised for raising significant and vital issues of public concern.
“We have no reason to celebrate doctors’ day at a place where freedom of thought is criminalized, dissent is treason and criticism is espionage.”
Doctors’ day is celebrated to honour the legendary physician Dr Bindhan Chandra Roy for his professional services and social reforms.
This day is observed to recognize the contribution of doctors to individual lives and communities.