UP Govt suspends 7 teachers for criticising Pulwama attack on social media

Srinagar: Uttar Pradesh government has suspended seven government teachers for allegedly questioning the Pulwama militant attack and praising Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan either on Facebook or Whats App.

A Indian Express report said that teachers have also allegedly criticised the effectiveness of the Balakot strike and made “political” statements against the ruling establishment.

Also suspended is a Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), a Group-A education service officer. While two suspensions were for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct after polls were announced on March 10, the government has also ordered an FIR against a private school teacher.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Prabhat Kumar, UP Additional Chief Secretary (Basic Education), said a proper inquiry was conducted before the BSA was suspended. “I have no information about (the) teachers (suspended). BSAs of respective districts must have done this,” he said.

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