Three Docs Arrested For Distributing ‘objectionable’ Pamphlets

Three Docs Arrested For Distributing ‘objectionable’ Pamphlets

9 July 2011
Times of India
M. Saleem Pandit

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday took three Government Medical College (GMC) junior doctors into preventive custody for preaching hatred and bigotry and for asking people to desist from the 'unIslamic' musical celebrations of the institute. The police has decided to release the three after the golden jubilee celebrations of the college are over. The three doctors were seen in the college distributing pamphlets that dubbed music, dance and singing as 'immoral','cultural aggression', 'satanic culture' and 'unislamic'. The incident comes a week after an online facebook campaign by young Kashmiri Islamists forced Kashmir University to cancel a musical fund raiser for the orphans of the state. The youth had described the musical fund raiser as ' unislamic.' The arrested doctors whose names were not disclosed by the college authorities and the police, had directed the students and the faculty of GMC to abstain from 'unislamic' celebrations such as music, disco, catwalk etc. However, the students and the teaching faculty on Saturday defied the dictate and participated in the music and dance programme of the college's Golden Jubilee function. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is the chief guest at the event, said Dr Shahida Mir, principal of the college. The trio, presently detained in Karan Nagar police station, would be released at the end of the celebrations, SSP Srinagar Ashiq Hussian Bukhari confirmed.


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