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Deputy Mayor’s ‘misbehaviour’: SHRC takes cognisance, calls it ‘human rights violation’

Srinagar, Dec 20: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Right Commission (SHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Sheikh Imran for his alleged unparliamentary behaviour with the doctors at the Chest Disease Hospital earlier this week.

The Commission Chairman, Bilal Nazki, took a suo-motto cognisance of the news report regarding the Deputy Mayor’s visit to the hospital, saying that his interference amounts to “violation of human rights”.

The Commission according to the document issued to the Kashmir Monitor   has asked the Deputy Mayor to file his reply by the last week of this month.

The Commission further states that while going through the different news reports published in local dailies Nazki observed that there were some disturbing news reports and even video circulating on social media about the Deputy Mayor’s visit to CD hospital.

“It is well settled that exercising powers by any authority which are not available to him in law amount to breaking of law and as such violation of Human Rights.”

“The evidential reports suggest that Deputy Mayor’s remarks to the members of very respectable and notable profession were humiliating,” the document reads.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the Commission has issued notice to Sheikh Imran and has asked him to file his reply by 26th of this month.

Speaking to The Kashmir Monitor, Iman said, “I have already made it clear in press conference that I work for my people, it was my duty to check the proper functioning of the hospitals. I request doctor fraternity that don’t opt for strike and in turn make people suffer.”

Imran said that he also apologized to the doctors for his unruly behavior.

Imran added, “I appeal SHRC to start enquiry on what was the cause of the patient’s death and even record the statement of relative of the patients who were present there.”