Student suspended after protests erupt at Srinagar medical college over allegations of blasphemous post

Protests erupted at Srinagar Government Medical College following an alleged inflammatory post by a non-local medical student against the Prophet of Islam, Press Trust of India reported.

Multiple students and junior doctors gathered to protest against the medical student accused of posting a blasphemous display picture on a messaging app, as reported by officials.

A protester stated that they had requested the accused student to remove the offensive display picture within three hours, but the student declined to comply.

The demonstrators are now calling for disciplinary action against the student for offending the sentiments of Muslims, officials added.

The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of Government Medical College, Srinagar, in a statement issued to The Kashmiriyat said, it expresses its most “fervent condemnation” of the deplorable act of blasphemy perpetrated by an undergraduate medical student of our esteemed institution.

Such an egregious transgression not only grievously wounds the religious sensibilities of many but also imperils the very fabric of societal harmony and mutual respect, which we hold dear, they said.

“The RDA resolutely asserts that such blasphemous conduct shall not be countenanced within the hallow ed halls of our institution. Hence, we earnestly beseech the authorities to adopt a resolute stance and to mete out the most stringent of measures against the transgressor,” the press release read.

In solidarity, we stand unwavering in our commitment to uphold communal peace and to nurture an atmosphere of profound respect among all communities, the Resident Doctors added.

Meanwhile the GMC Srinagar has initiated a probe into the incident saying, “Apropos certain reports from GMC Srinagar ,it is to inform that immediate cognisance of the matter was taken by GMC Srinagar administration. Pending enquiry the concerned individual has been suspended with immediate effect.”

An enquiry comprising 13 HOD’s/HOU’s has been initiated for necessary action under rules. All concerned are requested to maintain peace and tranquility in the campus, the GMC officials said.