Asks him to file reply by Dec 26, says he exercised powers that are not available to him

Srinagar, December 20 : State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday took suo-motto cognizance of news story regarding the Deputy Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Sheikh Imran’s remarks against the doctors, asking him to file reply by Dec 26.

According to a statement issued to KNO, the commission has taken Suo Motto cognizance regarding a news story “Deputy Mayor’s remarks at CD Hospital trigger outrage”, observing that “some disturbing press reports have appeared and even a video is circulating on the social media about Deputy Mayor’s visit in hospital in Srinagar.”

It was further observed that “it is well settled that exercising powers by any authority which are not available to him in law amount to breaking of rule of law and as such violation of Human Rights.”

“The reports prima facie suggest that Deputy Mayor’s remarks/comments were humiliating to members of very respectable and notable profession,” the commission said.

Taking cognizance of the matter, the Commission issued notice to Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Srinagar to file his reply by 26th of December, 2018.