Assam Writer Arrested for FB Post on Chhattisgarh Martyrs

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Forces carry the physique of a jawan killed within the Maoist assault in Chhattisgarh. (PTI)

Sarma has been arrested on prices of sedition and will probably be produced in court docket on April 8.

A Guwahati-based author was put behind bars on Tuesday over a Fb submit on the safety forces after 22 personnel had been killed in a lethal Maoist assault in Chattisgarh.

48-year outdated outdated Assamese author Sikha Sarma obtained lots of backlash after her submit on Fb questioning the terminology ‘martyr’ used with reference to the slain troopers set the social media abuzz.

In her submit, the author was discovered asking the media to cease making folks sentiment by the utilization of the phrase martyrs for ‘salaried professionals who die within the line of obligation.

“Salaried professionals who die within the line of obligation can’t be termed, martyrs. Going by that logic, electrical energy division employees who die of electrocution also needs to be labeled martyrs. Don’t make folks sentiment, media.” learn the author’s Fb submit as quoted by The Indian Categorical.

The incident nonetheless was delivered to the fore on Monday after two advocates of Gauhati Excessive Court docket, Umi Deka Baruah and Kangkana Goswami, filed an FIR at Dispur police station interesting the court docket to take strict motion towards the author who by advantage of her remarks had launched a verbal assault on the spirit and sanctity of service of the nation, disreputed the troopers and decreased the sacrifices of the jawans to a mere’ money-making discourse’.

Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta advised The Indian Categorical that Sarma has been arrested on prices of sedition and will probably be produced in court docket on April 8.

Sikha Sarma, supposedly an artist for All India Radio in Dibrugarh had final 12 months obtained rape threats for an anti-government submit she had put up on social media.

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