Healing Wounds: Bihar’s Muslim IAS Officer Adopts Daughters of Two Pulwama Martyrs

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Ms Inayat Khan, District Magistrate Shiekhpura Bihar, has not only adopted two girls, one daughter each of slain CRPF personnel Ratan Kumar Thakur from Bhagalpur and Sanjay Kunar Sinha from Patna but also taking pains of raising funds for the bereaved families.

Ms Inayat Khan is widely regarded as an honest officer who is working tirelessly for the development of the society.

Syed Ali Mujtaba | Caravan Daily

AT a time when venom against Indian Muslims is being splashed all over in the Social Media holding them responsible for the militant attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, in which 49 CRPF Jawans were martyred, a Muslim lady IAS officer in Bihar has silenced such ‘Indian vultures’ by adopting a daughter each of two Bihar’s slain CRPF personnel.

Ms Inayat Khan, who is 2012 Bihar cadre IAS officer and currently posted as District Magistrate Shiekhpura Bihar in a telephonic conversation informed that 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 years old IAS officer who hails from Agra said, as a goodwill gesture, she will also donate her 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,” she said.

The 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 personals.

Earlier, Ms Khan, along with the staff at the DM’s office, paid tributes to 49 CRPF personnel, killed in the Pulwama attack, by observing a minute’s silence at the district headquarters.

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 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 Inayat 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.

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(Syed Ali Mujtaba is a journalist based in Chennai. Views expressed here are his personal and Caravan Daily does not necessarily subscribe to them.)

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