- Principal Secretary Home of Karnataka and IPS D. Rupa took a break from Twitter
- Rupa had an argument with a Twitter user this week about the cracker ban.
- Rupa wrote, hashtags were run against me to pressure me
- D. Rupa wrote, I am a government worker, cannot answer trolls in their language
Senior IPS officer and Karnataka Principal Secretary Home D. Roopa, who came to the discussion on the cracker ban debate, has finally decided to take a break from Twitter. This week, Rupa had a debate with a Twitter user named @TrueIndology regarding the cracker ban. D. Rupa was of the opinion that firecrackers were not part of the rituals associated with Diwali and fireworks were born in the 15th century, hence the ban should be taken positively.
However, Twitter user @TrueIndology, who claimed to have true ‘facts’ related to Sanatan Dharma, opposed it. TrueIndology, citing the scriptures, tried to prove that fireworks have been part of the festival of Diwali for several thousand years. The debate between the two reached such an extent that True Indology was suspended by Twitter. Rupa accused the page of misleading people with half-baked knowledge, using abusive language, as well as disobeying government and NGT orders.
‘Hashtags run against me’
On Saturday, the controversy erupted again after an article written by journalist Mohandas Pai against D. Rupa. Rupa tweeted, ‘Hashtags were run against me to pressure me. Everyone knew very well that I, as a government employee, could not answer trolls in their language. Tell me who is more powerful on Twitter?
IPS Roopa took a break from Twitter
In another tweet, he said, ‘Before taking a Twitter break, I am sharing this video for celebrities who talk about me without knowing anything. It is in Hindi, which I learned while watching Doordarshan despite being a South Indian. ‘
Who is IPS D. Rupa?
D. Rupa, a 2000 batch IPS officer, has been made Principal Secretary Home of Karnataka. She is the first female officer of Karnataka to be posted in this position. Rupa’s image has been that of a fearless and impassioned officer. Rupa has been transferred 41 times due to conflicts with the system and action on several leaders. His name first came to the limelight in 2004, when the then CM of Madhya Pradesh had come to arrest Uma Bharti in an old riot case.