Kashmir doctors demand arrest of accused minister

Srinagar, Feb 8 (IANS) Doctors held protests here Saturday demanding the arrest of former health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman doctor.

The doctors suspended routine duties in all the hospitals of Srinagar city Saturday.

Shouting slogans, they assembled at their work places demanding that Khan be arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman doctor he had called to his office Jan 28. Khan had resigned from his post Friday after the accusation.

Kashmir doctors association president Nissar-ul-Hassan said unless the accused is arrested and given exemplary punishment, the protests would continue.

“We are running emergencies and casualty services inside the hospitals. If the accused is not arrested today (Saturday), we will suspend all work in the hospitals across the Valley, including emergencies and casualty services,” the protesters said.
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