Kashmir: top doctor sacked for ‘anti-govt writing’ on Facebook

In a first, the Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of a top doctor after he allegedly wrote a post criticizing the Mehbooba Mufti dispensation on social networking site Facebook.

Sources told Kashmir Dispatch that government has sacked Dr Amit Kumar, who was registrar at government medical college Jammu for his Facebook post violating the recently passed gag.

The gag was issued under SRO 525 which bars a government employee from writing on social media against the government.

A notification issued by the government said that Dr Kumar was appointed as the registrar in the hospital’s anesthesia department for a period of three years and his services have been terminated.

The government order said that Dr Kumar had ‘provoked’ people with his Facebook post.

Read the Jammu and Kashmir government’s order: