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IAS officers transfer to Ladakh, Arunachal: Why are transfers to remote states seen as punishment?

IAS Sanjeev Khirwar and his dog became famous as a story was out in which it was revealed that Khirwar allegedly used to clear a stadium to walk his dog. Now, he has been transferred to Ladakh and his wife Rinku Dagga, who is also a bureaucrat has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.

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IAS Sanjeev Khirwar and his dog became famous as a story was out in which it was revealed that Khirwar allegedly used to clear a stadium to walk his dog. Now, he has been transferred to Ladakh and his wife Rinku Dagga, who is also a bureaucrat has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.

As the news reports of Khirwar vacating the stadium so that he could take his dog for a walk started circulating, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order of their posting.

After the order, the focus shifted to punishment posting and several people started discussing on Twitter why remote locations are considered to be punishment.

Not just IAS officers, even the judges consider remote locations as punishment posting. There have been several resignations in the past due to the posting in remote locations like Ladakh, and Arunachal Pradesh, among others. In 2019, Chief Justice of Madras High Court Vijaya Tahilramani resigned after she was transferred to the Meghalaya High Court and IAS officer, Kashish Mittal resigned because he was transferred from the corridors of powers at the Niti Aayog to Arunachal Pradesh. But the question is why is it considered punishment?

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For answering this, we need to take a dive into the historical background of punishment posting.

During the British empire, several officers were given the punishment of posting to colonies like Nigeria, India, British Malaya and other places. And other countries too did the same, like France, as they used to transfer their officials to North African colonies like Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco.

Now cut to 2022 and in India, the officials get posted to the far east or to the remote area but there is one benefit that they get when they are posted to the northeast region as they get 40 days of leaves in a year instead of 30 days.

The remote region is known to be punishment posting because of the conditions like remoteness, lack of facilities, lack of transport and disturbed conditions. However, since there is hardship and because of that all the northeastern states fall in category 1 section and there are a number of benefits like special allowance, retention of company leased accommodation in any city of choice and even an extra point during the promotion. A substantial section is devoted to benefits that will accrue in case of injury, disablement or death due to subversive or terrorist activity, as reported by The Print.

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Getting back to the discussion that is going on about the punishment posting, several users raised questions. Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra also said why shame Arunachal by transferring errant Delhi bureaucrat there? Why pay lip service to North East and then treat the area as a dump for your rubbish, MHA?

Another user wrote that these are punishment postings because the regions are challenging as these locations are close to the Himalayas and the border. More importantly, the perks of being a bureaucrat posted in Delhi are way higher, as compared to these places.

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Udaipur Murder: Shashi Tharoor posts powerful message, says killers should be punished

A Hindu tailor was beheaded by two Muslim men after the former supported suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma through social media.

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Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor posted a powerful message on Tuesday condemning the murders of the Udaipur shopkeeper. The incident took place at Rajasthan’s Udaipur when two Muslims killed a Hindu tailor for supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Congress leader did not only ask the officials to take required action against the killers but he also requested an exemplary punishment for them. Taking to his official Twitter Handle, Shashi Tharoor wrote, “I unreservedly condemn the horrific beheading of shopkeeper Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur by two Muslim youth.”

He further added, “Bigotry and violence have no place in our society and swift action must be and is being taken. Moreover, the murders must receive exemplary punishment. No one in this country should have any illusion that they can get away with such crimes, whatever might the provocations be.”

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Later quint also posted a video of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor asking people to maintain calm and peace within the country and he also asked people to recognize the fact that following any religion is a personal affair and its high time that Indians understood that.

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The murders posted a video on social media where they entered tailor’s shop and started giving measurements. Later both began to beat and harm the tailor. By the end of the video they even showed the weapon they used to behead the shopkeeper and even threatened to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Soon after the video went viral on social media, tweeple showed their anger over the matter. Hence, Tharoor urged people to take down the video in order to not let their motives win.

For the unversed, suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma had made a controversial remark about Prophet Mohammad in a live debate. Following that several Islamic countries did not only demand an apology from India but also the spokesperson was later suspended by the government.

And now a horrifying incident has now taken place in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, when a tailor was beheaded in daylight for supporting Nupur Sharma. The incident has also opened doors for communal hate as the culprits belonged to the Muslim community and the victim was a Hindu. However, both the murders have been apprehended from Rajsamand district.

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Rampur SP Ashok Kumar says if he could then he would even arrest parents of girls who run away with their lovers | Watch

The video is now being widely shared on the internet and is being criticised by several users.

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A video has been doing rounds on the internet in which Rampur SP Ashok Kumar can be heard saying that if a girl runs away with her lover then it is the fault of her parents.

He further said that if he could, he would arrest the parents of a girl who runs away with her lover. In the video, SP Ashok Kumar also said that parents should take good care of their children and they should observe their activities. He concluded by saying that have they left the children after giving birth to them.

The video is now being widely shared on the internet and is being criticised by several users.

One of the users wrote that what is the use of saying this that the girl ran away, if both are adults and are doing this with consent then no one can do anything about it. And if the police try to do something in such a case then that would be a clear case of harassment from the police.

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Another user wrote that how can a person with such a mentality become an SP.

The video has so far had 10.5k views and around 268 retweets, at the time of writing this article.

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Top Muslim bodies Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, AIMPLB condemn Udaipur killing, calls it against the religion of Islam

All India Muslim Personal Law Board also condemned the brutal incident. They released a statement, that reads, taking the law into their own hands is highly condemnable, regrettable and un-Islamic.

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Top Muslim body Jamiat Ulama i-Hind has condemned the gruesome Udaipur killing incident and has called it against Islam and the law of land.

In the statement, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said that Maulana Halceemuddin Qasmi, General Secretary condemned the incident of a brutal killing in Udaipur on the pretext of the insult to the Prophet and has called it against the law of land and against the religion of Islam.

The statement further read that whoever has perpetrated this incident cannot be justified in any way, it is against the law of land and religion. It was also mentioned that in the country, there is a system of law, and no one has the right to take the law into his own hands. Maulana Hakeemuddin Qasmi appealed to all the citizens of the country to restrain their emotions and maintain peace in the country.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board also condemned the brutal incident. They released a statement, that reads, taking the law into their own hands is highly condemnable, regrettable and un-Islamic.

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It was further mentioned in a statement that they must enact a law against blasphemy for the religious personalities of all religions.

The General Secretary of AIMPLB, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, said in a press statement that it is a grave crime to defame and slander a religious personality. The insults spoken by an ex-BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma against Prophet Muhammad are very painful for the Muslim community. The inaction of the government against this crime is nothing but rubbing salts on their wounds. In spite of this, nobody can be allowed to take the law into their hands and declaring someone a criminal and then murdering them is a highly condemnable act.

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