Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday reinstated the services of Dr Nisar ul Hassan, President of DAK, four years after he was placed under suspension for raising voice against fake drug perpetrators, DAK spokesperson, Dr Riyaz Ahmad Daga said in a statement issued here.
“State government has revoked the suspension of Dr Nisar ul Hassan” said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today in a communique, the statement ssaid.
An order no, 465-HME of 2018 dated 13-08-18 was issued in this regard by the Under Secretary to Government Nissar Ahmad Wani.
“Dr Nisar ul Hassan Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar is hereby reinstated,” reads the order.
Dr Nisar was suspended in May 2014 for unearthing a big spurious drug scandal in Kashmir valley due to which many precious lives were lost, the statement added.
The decision had sparked widespread outrage and criticism within the medical fraternity.
“I am happy to get back to work. I feel elated that my long-drawn struggle for justice has finally born result. I thank all those who stood by me all these years,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan.
“I was victimized for highlighting the illegal trade of spurious drugs in which some higher ups were involved.”
“My endeavors in this connection should have been applauded, but instead false and frivolous cases were fabricated against me. I had to face insinuation, scorn and derision for raising voice against grave crimes committed on the society.”
“It is an inherent right of a citizen to inform and sensitize the general masses of people about the insidious machination of the powers that be,” Dr Nisar said.