Agony of Victims of Kidney Racket Available in Paintings!

by Hannah Punitha on  March 1, 2008 at 5:44 PM Organ Donation News
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Agony of Victims of Kidney Racket Available in Paintings!
A painting artist in Jaipur has presented the agony of victims of the multi-crore Kidney transplant racket on his canvas.

The racket prevalent in New Delhi, and the neighbouring towns and cities of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan was recently exposed.

Ashok Sharma has prepared at least 15 paintings in water colour showcasing the plight of victims and heinous act perpetrated on them taking advantage of their innocence and force.

In one of the paintings, the 32-year-old Ashok Sharma has painted a human body lying on the ground with legs folded to the stomach to show the betrayal of ethical trust of a patient who comes to a doctor for treated but ends up losing his important organ due to deceit.

He plans to exhibit these paintings in the weeks to come.

Sharma says that before deciding to present all that on canvas, he brooded over the pains and pangs besides incapability to protest.

"It is a serious problem. This artist, Ashok Sharma is representing the atrocities committed on those individuals through his brush strokes. As a common man, I can say that he actually expressing himself on the canvas and contributing in his own way," said Vijay, a friend of Ashok.

Moved by the plight of individuals, Ashok decided to express his angst and reaction through the paintbrush. He says that he wanted to raise public awareness about the brutal act.

"The heinous kidney racket has moved the entire nation. In general, I wouldn't have been able to do anything about it. But, as an artist, I expressed my feelings and the monstrosity related to it on my canvas. I wanted to convey my feelings to public at large," said Ashok Sharma.

"How horrible could the human intent reach and be unparalleled has been portrayed besides how innocent is being cheated and a priceless vital organ of his body is taken out when he is unconscious for money. Such an act crossed all levels of monstrosity," Sharma added.

Dr. Amit Kumar, the alleged king-pin of the Kidney transplant racket has been accused with others by Crime Bureau of Investigation (CBI) relating to sections 420 (cheating), 342 (illegal confinement), 326 (causing grievous hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and different sections of Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994.

On Monday (February 25), Dr. Kumar was sent to a month's judicial custody till March 26 next by a Jaipur court.

Kumar was arrested in Nepal and brought to India, almost a month after the racket came to light on January 24.

Source: ANI

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