NEW DELHI: A doctor called in a riot-related charge sheet registered by this Delhi(DL) Police has sent shockwaves within the medical fraternity.
As per media records, the only offence of the 40-year-old Dr MA Anwer has been that he offered urgency medication to scores of sufferers when violent communal quarrels erupted in Feb across north-east Delhi(DL).
Following the Delhi(DL) riots, Dr Anwer & his own brother Dr Meraj Ekram given urgency medical solutions to nearly 500 sufferers irrespective of religion .
Dr Anwar, who founded Al-Hind Hospital (3) in 2017 hailed by his own neighbors as a great samaritan & an “angel” was called within the chargesheet for the conspiracy of violence.
The Indian Express quoted Dr Anwer as informing, “I’m aware that my name was mentioned within the chargesheet. Neither I organised, nor did I attend within the dissent because I have been always busy.
In reality, some times I informed the regional police that commuting within the region is an issue because of the dissent & it must be clarified out.
My name was dragged in this just because I handled citizens within the hospital (3) during this riots. I’m being dragged in this complaint because I demonstrated basic humanity. I’m being targetted. These are false allegations.”
The Delhi(DL) Police have been heavily criticised for their own handling of the inquiry in different quarters involving civil community teams & the medical fraternity.
Condemning the act by this Delhi(DL) Police, Dr Harijit Singh Bhatti, domestic president of Progressive Medicos & Scientist Forum, tweeted, “Most inhuman act by Delhi(DL) Police, Dr Anwar who risked his own own personal life & saved numerous injured sufferers of riots by functioning his own private clinic free of cost has been mentioned within the chargesheet as criminal.
I have been expecting some of the honor for him from government however this is the honor he gets #Shameful”
Indian American Muslim Council on its twitter handle wrote, “With every passing day, the Delhi(DL) Police’s pogrom script is targetting extra innocent Muslims & Sikhs. Dr MA Anwar, who given urgency medication to dozens of riot sufferers, has as of now being called as the organizer of a dissent that resulted in violence.”
Person rights activist & previous civil servant Harsh Mander termed the Delhi(DL) Police move “unfortunate”.
In Feb, the north-eastern parts of the Delhi have been rocked by communal violence that said at the least 53 lives & wounded numerous citizens.