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Defence PRO Deletes Tweet on Iftar Hosted by Army in J&K After ‘Criticism’

Defence PRO Deletes Tweet on Iftar Hosted by Army in J&K After ‘Criticism’

The comment drew widespread support from several Twitter users.


JAMMU — The defence ministry’s public relations officer (PRO) in Jammu allegedly deleted a tweet highlighting the Indian Army’s secular tradition of holding an iftar party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda, after the post came under attack from the editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News.

On April 21, the PRO tweeted photographs of an iftar held by the Army in Doda saying: “Keeping alive the traditions of secularism, an Iftaar was organised by the Indian Army at Arnora in Doda district”. The photographs showed the iftar gathering, the General Officer Commanding of the Delta Force of the Army’s Rashtriya Rifles interacting with local Muslims and a uniformed person offering namaz with civilians.

Later that day, Sudarshan News CMD and editor-in-chief, Suresh Chavhanke tweeted, “Ab ye bimari Bhartiya sena mein bhi ghuss gayi hai? Dukhad…” (Now this disease has spread even in the Indian Army? Sad). The comment drew widespread support from several Twitter users.

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While there was no reaction from the Army or the defence PRO to Chavhanke’s remarks, the PRO defence (Jammu) deleted the original tweet highlighting the iftar.

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