Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

Papri Banerjee condemned the terrorist attack but also blamed the Indian Army for atrocities on civilians in Jammu and Kashmir for which she was put under suspension.

Published: 17th February 2019 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2019 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

Suspend, suspended

For representational purposes

By IANS

GUWAHATI: A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers.

In her post on Thursday, Papri Banerjee, who works as an Assistant Professor of the English department at the city's Icon Academy Junior College, condemned the terrorist attack but also blamed the Indian Army for atrocities on civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.

"You are put under suspension with immediate effect until the matter is resolved by a competent authority," a letter issued by the college authorities said on Saturday.

Banerjee said that she received threats and intimidation over the post from different users.

"Continuous rape, lynch, and death threats in my inbox.. Assam Police should go back to the names in my previous FIR if any harm were to come over me.. They would be solely responsible," she said in another Facebook post on Saturday.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(3)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Sham

    She should be put behind jail on sedition charge.
    8 months ago reply
  • Prasad

    So called Rationalist are more dangerous than the terrorists. Their statements give birth for hatred n create new terrorists. Papri Banerjee type think they are perfect but they never see what it means from the other side. Shame on such clan
    8 months ago reply
  • Mayur Dubey

    Why you didn't share the screengrab of what she posted??? Let readers "chew on that" too.
    8 months ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp