Doctors Association Kashmir To Observe August 17 As Black Day

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has decided in a meeting on Wednesday that they would observe 17 August 2016 as a "Black Day"

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) in a statement issued said that a meeting was held on Wednesday, in which they have decided to observe 17 August 2016 as a “Black Day”.

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president Dr G M Mir said that “All the medical and non-medical staff of Health & Medical Education Department on duty will wear black bands against the killing of civilians and the unabated use of pellet guns.”

All health staff would hold placards and demand an end to all lethal weapons that has taken lives of many innocent youths.

As reported in Kashmir life Mir is stated saying, “Yesterday forces had entered Sub District Hospital Sopore where they harassed the medical staff on duty.The forces had barged into the labour room also which led to fear among female patients admitted there.”

He later added, “Unruly scenes like these are becoming a norm during this uprising across various health institutes. Hospitals have become battlefield wherein forces and some miscreants often barge in which has created a fear psychosis in the minds of health staff. Staff at work across valley is now feeling deeply traumatised and completely unsafe while performing duties.”

He also asked them to hold placards and raise their voice demanding instant stop of all lethal weapons that have taken “so many innocent youths away from us and also against the harassment and assault by some forces and miscreants who have been always paving a risk and barricade in the smooth functioning of health care services being provided by medical staff under these crucial circumstances”.

He said that hospitals have now changed into battle fields and that this has created a psychological fear in health personals. He in a statement added, “Staff at work across valley is now feeling deeply traumatised and completely unsafe while performing duties.”

On demanding a complete end to this he added, “Pellet gun is taking toll on the lives of Kashmiri’s, especially their eyes and vital organs which is extremely shameful. Kashmir has been witnessing unabated use of pellets from past month that has killed more than 50 people and blinded scores including little children.”