Social media lauds spirit of UP policewoman on being transferred, after standing up to BJP party workers

UP policewoman Shrestha Thakur took to Facebook to say, "Got transfer to bhraich, it's nepal border, don't worry my friends I am happy ..I accept it as a reward for my good work. .u all are invited to bahraich".

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 2, 2017 6:05 pm
shrestha thakur, up lady cop shrestha thakur, up lady cop shrestha thakur transferred, up lady cop shrestha thakur facebook post, shrestha thakur facebook post, indian express, indian express news After news of UP policewoman Shrestha Thakur’s transfer was known, many have lauded her positive spirit. (Source: As Thakur/Facebook)

After a video of UP policewoman Shrestha Thakur standing up to BJP workers went viral last week, there was much applause for the lady cop’s bravado and sense of duty. But things took an expected turn as reports of DSP Thakur’s transfer – along with a few other deputy superintendents – to Bahraich district started doing the rounds.

In what seems to be a confirmation of those reports, Thakur took to her Facebook account on Sunday (July 2) to say that she is happy about the tranfer and sees it “as a reward for my good work”. Giving the post a poetic turn, she wrote, “Jahaan bhi jayega, roshni lutaega. Kisi chirag ka apna makaan nai hota (Wherever it is kept, it will spread its light; a lamp does not have a home of its own).”

She went on to write, “Got transfer to bhraich, it’s nepal border, don’t worry my friends I am happy ..I accept it as a reward for my good work. .u all are invited to bahraich”.

See her post here.

This positive spirit is widely being appreciated by those who have admired her for standing up to the BKP workers, in Bulandshahar district, and for sending five of them to jail for ‘obstruction of duty’.

Thakur’s transfer as well as her Facebook post is creating a lot of buzz on social media. While many have taken to Twitter to express their support of her stand and expressing disappointment at her being transferred, others have responded to her post, wishing her luck for the police officer’s next stint.

Check out some of the reactions here.

 

Here’s the buzz on Twitter around her transfer

 

It is said, Thakur’s transfer followed a meeting of 11 party MLAs and MPs with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue.

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    Kashif Khan
    Jul 6, 2017 at 3:26 pm
    Dats a spirit MAM......of our Indian poice Servie... We Evry1 respect of u nd ur loyallty Duties..... JAI HIND.......
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    JAGAN
    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    hatsup madam u done great job continue to ur work once again HATSUP THATS THE POWER OF POLICE
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    Sabir
    Jul 4, 2017 at 8:54 am
    Haar wo log maane hai jisne Transfer karwaye hai....
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    Deep Salam
    Jul 4, 2017 at 6:24 am
    Shrestra, to fight for truth is a very courageous step that a miniscule Indians can take, you are truly a rare lamp rest all is trash. The revolution to stand firm n upright for truth has begun from women IAS n IPS officers of UP, the men officers have become slaves of the politicians. Jai Surge, Jai Kali, jai Hind Shershtha...
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    Reha
    Jul 3, 2017 at 9:37 pm
    Good work by the police officer, cowards are scared and got her transferred. What else can be expected under Yogi government. Even police officers are not safe in UP, the other day one was found murdered Let's hope that does not happen with this officer. Goonda Raj in UP
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    Antony
    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    Think about other western countries. The police would not have waited and argued - straight asked for for backup and put the goons in a transport van sent to the police station. That should be the way to conduct business in India! Everyone is doing video these days so - who is wrong and right can be easily proved without the need for corrupt layers!
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    S.Shankar
    Jul 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm
    The manner in which this Bold and Courageous Officer handled the situation without losing her cool, in spite of heckling n grave provocation by the workers of a party, is a lesson in Moral Courage. More Power to you and Praying to God Almighty that HE be with you in all the actions you take in the course of your duty. Salutations once again Shrestha Thakur Maam.
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    Noel Dsouza
    Jul 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    Shame on you all BJP leader n Cm Aditya nath you got scared with honest police officer means u all a bad doing in uttar pradesh you all people desh ke gaddar ho
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