IPS of­fi­cer’s FB post on truce sparks de­bate

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Dwai­payan.Ghosh @times­group.com

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.

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