Teacher suspended in Ramban for Facebook post ‘critical’ of Government

RAMBAN — Days after Chief Secretary warned employees against misuse of social media, a teacher in J&K’s Ramban district has been suspended for a Facebook post allegedly critical of the government.

The suspension order to this effect has been issued by District Magistrate Ramban, Mussarat Islam.

“Pending enquiry and for violations of directions passed by the government regarding criticism of policies of the government by its employees on social media platforms, Joginder Singh, teacher GPS Chanderkote, is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” the order read.

The order stated that the teacher shall remain attached to the office of the Chief Education Officer, (CEO) Ramban.