Protests Escalate at GMC Srinagar Over Blasphemous Social Media Post

Protests Escalate at GMC Srinagar Over Blasphemous Social Media Post

Srinagar: Authorities at the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar on Wednesday said they have suspended a student who reportedly shared an objectionable post on an online messaging app.

“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,” said the GMC, in a post on X.

“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,” added the GMC in the official communique.

Earlier, students of GMC Srinagar held a protest to demand action against a fellow student who allegedly posted an objectionable post on WhatsApp.
The students assembled inside the campus and raised slogans against the alleged act.

Meanwhile, the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) GMC and Associated hospitals condemned the incident, saying the RDA expresses its “most fervent condemnation of the deplorable act of blasphemy perpetrated by an undergraduate medical student of our esteemed institution.”

The act, the RDA said not only wounds the religious sensibilities but also disturbs the social fabric and harmony, which they said, they hold dear.

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