The Jammu & Kashmir administration, on Wednesday, terminated four employees, including the president of the Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK), for their alleged involvement in anti-national and terror-related activities. The dismissals were executed by invoking Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India, allowing for immediate termination without the need for an inquiry.
The terminated individuals are Dr. Nissar-ul-Hassan, Ab Salam Rather, Abdul Majeed Bhat, and Farooq Ahmad Mir. Dr. Nissar-ul-Hassan served as an Assistant Professor in Medicine at SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, while Ab Salam Rather held the position of Laboratory Bearer in the Higher Education department. Abdul Majeed Bhat was employed as a Constable, and Farooq Ahmad Mir worked as a Teacher.
The official order stated, “The Lieutenant Governor is satisfied after considering the facts and circumstances of the case and on the basis of the information available, that the activities of Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan…are such as to warrant his dismissal from service.”
The order further emphasized the Lieutenant Governor’s satisfaction under sub-clause (c) of the proviso to clause (2) of Article 311 of the Constitution of India, stating that, “in the interest of the security of the State, it is not expedient to hold an enquiry in the case of Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan.”