The lovely IAS couple, Tina Dabi and Athaar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan who fell in love with each other three years back, finally solemnised their relationship in one of Jammu and Kashmir’s most famous picturesque locale – Pahalgam – on Saturday. Tina is a Delhiite and Athaar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan hails from Jammu and Kashmir. While Dabi clinched the top position in the Union Public Service Commission examination in 2015, Athaar ranked second in the same exam.
Their love story has been much talked about since May 2015, when they Tina Dabi and Athaar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan at the department of personnel and training office in Delhi for the felicitation function. Despite facing their share of problems after announcing their marriage, the couple finally tied the knot.
Since the news of the IAS couple tying the knot broke out, Twitter went into a frenzy and got flooded with the wishes for the newlyweds. Among the several wishes, there was one tweet recently shared by Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Rahul took to his Twitter handle and shared a cryptic post that has warm wishes for the couple and a message for all the Indians. His tweet read, ‘’Congratulations Tina Dabi & Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you.’’
Have a look at the tweet:
Why we denoted Rahul Gandhi’s tweet as cryptic because along with the wish, his tweet has a hidden message. Rahul denoted the IAS couple as an inspiration to all the Indians and also called this present age, an age of growing intolerance and communal hatred.
As inter-faith marriages are still looked down upon India, Tina and Athaar both faced problems in solemnising their relationship. While some rebuked Tina’s choice calling it irrational and stupid, some religious fringe groups even called it a case of ‘love jihad’. However, these things could stop the couple and their parents to make the relationship turn into a wedding lock.