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A Lady Muslim IAS Officer Heal Phulwama Wounds

By Syed Ali Mujtaba

At a time when venom against Indian Muslims is being splashed all over in the Social Media holding them responsible for the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019, in which 42 CRPF Jawans were martyred in a dastardly terror attack, a Muslim lady IAS officer in Bihar has silenced such ‘Indian vultures’ by adopting a daughter each of two Bihar slain CRPF personal.

Ms Inayat Khan, who is 2012 Bihar cadre IAS office and currently posted as District Magistrate Shiekhpura Bihar in a telephonic conversation told, she has adopted two girls, one daughter each of slain CRPF personnel Ratan Kumar Thakur from Bhagalpur and Sanjay Kunar Sinha from Patna and will bear the cost of the girls’ education besides taking care of other expenses throughout their lives.

The 31-year-old IAS officer who hails from Agra said, “As a goodwill gesture, I will also donate my two days’ salary to the families of the two jawans. I have requested all government staff of my district to donate their one day’s salary to the families of the two martyrs.”

Ms Inayat Khan IAS1The DM of Shiekhpura has ordered to open a bank account for her adopted daughters in Sheikhpura. “Orders have been issued to open an account to raise funds for families of the two martyrs. Whatever amount will be collected by March 10 would be divided and given to the two families,” she said appealing to the people to donate generously into the bank account of the kin of the slain CRPF personnel.

Earlier, Ms Khan, along with the staff at the DM’s office, paid tributes to 42 CRPF personals, killed in the Pulwama terror attack, by observing a minute’s silence at the district headquarter.

The 2012 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre represents the aspiration of modern Indian middle class girls. She had cracked UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2011 and got the rank of 176 and secured IAS ranking along with Bihar Cadre.

Her first posting was as the BDO of Pandarak, Patna District. After that she worked as the SDO was Rajgir and then as District Development Commissioner DDC in Bhojpur District. Her last posting was as Managing Director of the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC).

Every Indian Muslim is proud of IAS officers like Ms Inayat Kan. She serves as a role model for the Muslim girls of our country. It is expected that more and more Muslim girls should take inspiration from Inyat Khan and aspire to join the Civil Services of India.

Ms Inayat Khan is widely regarded as an honest officer who is working tirelessly for the development of the society. The people of Shiekhpura have a lot of expectations from her. It is expected that this dynamic IAS officer will do wonders for this backward district of Bihar.

[Syed Ali Mujtaba is a journalist based in Chennai. He hails from a farming family of Shiekhpura. He can be contacted [email protected]]

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