New Delhi, Nov 29: Tina Dabi, who clinched top position in the Union Public Service Commission examination in 2015, recently announced that she will soon marry Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, who ranked second in the same exam. While the social media was flooded with congratulatory posts for Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, a far right outfit, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, has called the relationship ‘Love Jihad’. In an letter to Tina Dabi’s parents, Hindu Mahasabha termed IAS topper’s decision to marry the second topper ‘painful’.
The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha has written a letter to Tina Dabi’s parents, saying their daughter’s decision to marry Athar Aamir-ul Shafi Khan amounted to Love Jihad, reported Subrang India. Munna Kumar Sharma, the national general secretary of the ‘retrograde patriarchal outfit’ asked parents of Tina Dabi to join them in the struggle against ‘Love Jihad’ and said the IAS topper should marry the Kashmir Muslim only if he converts to Hinduism under ‘Ghar Wapsi’.
In the letter, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha stated that while they are proud of Tina Dabi’s achievements in topping the IAS examination, her decision to marry Athar Amar-ul Shafi Khan is “painful.” Tina Dabi has recently confirmed that she will marry Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, and the engagement ceremony will take place ‘very soon’. The right-wing outfit also urged Tina Dabi’s father to give adequate thought to the proposed marriage.
Tina Dabi who comes from a Delhi-based Dalit family met Athar Amar-ul Shafi Khan from Kashmir at a felicitation function in Delhi. The due fell in love in the first meeting and has been very open about their relationship on social media. Dabi said that she wasn’t overly bothered about what people thought of their inter-religion love. “We are in love and very happy. But I must admit that I get very disturbed when I read stuff about us. We have stopped googling our names and reading news about ourselves. I think it is a small price to pay for being in the public eye,” the IAS topper was quoted as saying.