Maharashtra IPS Officer Quits Service In Protest Against CAB

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Maharashtra IPS Officer Quits Service In Protest A
Abdur Rahman, a senior IPS officer posted in Maharashtra, has resigned from his post in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

He wrote on Twitter, “#CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 is against the basic feature of the Constitution. I condemn this Bill. In civil disobedience I have decided not to attend office from tomorrow. I am finally quitting the service.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “This Bill is against the religious pluralism of India. I request all justice loving people to oppose the bill in a democratic manner. It runs against the very basic feature of the Constitution.”

IPS officer Abdur Rahman was posted as IGP with the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission and had been regularly speaking out against the CAB, which grants citizenship based on religion.

Along with his resignation, he has tweeted a letter he wrote to the Additional Chief Secretary of the state, in which he says that he had applied for voluntary retirement in August this year, which was was overruled on October 25. The hearing in this matter is now going on at the Central Administrative Tribunal. But he has decided not to go to work after the CAB was passed by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Aslam Khan, a woman IPS officer posted in Goa has also tweeted and brought to light the hypocrisy in our society. She has written, “I am a Muslim by birth (not by choice), married to a Hindu (by choice), but ppl dislike the fact that I haven’t changed my name or surname after marriage. And we talk of equality.” 

Aslam Khan also wrote, “My grandfather was in the Indian Army. My uncle was a martyr in the Indo-Pak War. But who cares.”

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