Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(TIFR), a premier institute of education and research in Mumbai has asked it’s staff and their family members to refrain from posting “anti-government” on social media platforms.
Uploading photos and videos of the institute should also be put to stop, according to the letter given out on April 13 by the institute’s registrar.
“Staff members of the Institute are requested to refrain from uploading any photographs or videos related to the Institute, it’s Centres and Field stations, Residential Colonies or any other Government property, over social media platforms, as the same could lead to serous security consequences. Staff members are further informed to desist from uploading any anti-government content over social media. Family members too should be appraised about the same” the letter reads.
The letter stated that central agencies and the Department of Atomic Energy had noticed that “certain disgruntled employees” were sharing “anti-government content” on social media.
It also observed that staff and families were posting photos and videos of the Department of Atomic Energy offices and facilities on social media.
“These activities have been red-flagged by the agencies and the department,” the letter read.
TIFR was established in 1945, under Homi Bhabha, with support from Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. One of the premier universities in the country dedicated to research in the natural sciences, computer science, biology and mathematics, It functions under the umbrella of Department of Atomic Energy of India.