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-

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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.

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  • Sham

    She should be put behind jail on sedition charge.
    1 year 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
    1 year ago reply
  • Mayur Dubey

    Why you didn't share the screengrab of what she posted??? Let readers "chew on that" too.
    1 year ago reply
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