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College teacher booked for ‘instigating violence’

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Srinagar, Dec 2: Police have booked a college teacher in Kulgam, accusing him of instigating violence at Government Degree College Kulgam.

The case against an Assistant Professor was registered days after he filed an RTI application in district administration Kulgam seeking information about the recruitment made under Rehbar-e-Khel scheme during the year 2018.

The assistant professor, Dr. Abdul Bari, alleges that he is being harassed for highlighting social issues and shortcomings in the government departments on social media, which has been a cause of discomfort for the district administration.

Pertinently, Deputy Commissioner Kulgam had written to the degree college principal that the said assistant professor was violating the service norms, after which as college authorities constituted a disciplinary committee to probe into the matter. However, the committee gave a clean chit to the professor.

“He is violating CSR by speaking against government functionaries on social media. The government employees are barred from using social media to speak against government functionaries,” DC Kulgam was quoted as saying by a news agency, though he said that he didn’t recommend registering FIR against the teacher.

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