IPS officer’s FB post on truce sparks debate
Kolkata: An IPS officer’s Facebook post criticising the Centre’s announcement of a ceasefire in J&K during Ramzan sparked a debate on Thursday. While the post attracted hundreds of likes and comments, a section of people and the intelligentsia voiced their opinion on the issue.
The post by the officer, who belongs to a minority community and has served in key positions in Kolkata and other parts of Bengal, stated that terrorists have no religion and that the ceasefire would only equate “Us” with “Them”.
“We strongly believe that terrorists have no religion. Month of Ramadan is for Muslims and not for terrorists. There should not be a ceasefire with them. Don’t attach this Pious month with them. Don’t identify ‘Us’ with ‘Them’…,” the post read. TOI is deliberately withholding the name of the official as he stated that it was his personal opinion which he wanted to share with his friends on social media.