Raipur: An Assam writer has been arrested for his Facebook post after 22 soldiers were martyred in a Naxalite attack in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. A 48-year-old writer named Sikh Sarma has been arrested by the Guwahati police under the sedition section.
Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta has said that “a case has been registered against Guwahati writer Sikh Sarma in various sections including Section 124-A of the IPC.” Let me tell you that Sarma is very active on social media and he allegedly wrote in his post about the martyred soldiers on Monday that, “Salaried professionals who died in their duty cannot be called martyrs. From, if a worker in the electricity department. He died due to electric shock, he too should be called a martyr. Media, do not make it public sentiment “.
The Assam writer’s post was strongly opposed. On Monday, two lawyers of Guwahati High Court Umi Deka Barua and Kangana Goswami lodged an FIR against him at Dispur police station. It said, “It is completely disrespectful in honor of our soldiers and such lewd remarks not only reduce our soldiers’ sacrifices, but are a verbal attack on national sentiment and sanctity”.