Just few days ago, 2015 UPSC topper Tina Dabi declared her relationship with Athar Amil-ul-Shafi Khan on social media. Athar had ranked second in the exam and had lost the first rank to Tina. They received immense support from well wishers and many people congratulated them on their marriage plans.
Allegedly, The Hindu Mahasabha or the moral police of India do not approve of this relationship and are definitely not happy about this news. The national secretary of The Hindu Mahasabha wrote a letter to Dabi’s parents saying that while he was happy about Tina’s hard work and achievements, Dabi’s father should reconsider the match.
He also wrote that Dabi’s father consider making Athar undergo ‘Ghar Vapsi’. All this because Dabi is a Dalit and Athar is a Muslim! The Hindu Mahasabha has declared their relationship to be ‘Love Jihad’
The couple first met at the Department Of Personnel And Training (DoPT) in Delhi and started going out soon after. This is what Tina had to say about the matter- "As any freethinking independent woman I am entitled to certain choices. I am very happy with my choice and so is Aamir. Our parents are happy too. But there will always be those elements, that small minority who will always pass negative comments about dating someone from another religion. It is just that 5%. The majority are very happy. You would have seen in my Facebook timeline that most of the comments are encouraging,”