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Senior IPS officer resigns to protest Citizenship Bill

I am quitting the service finally, the IPS officer posted as IGP in Mumbai said in a statement

Wednesday December 11, 2019 11:06 PM, ummid.com News Network

IPS Officer Quits Over CAB

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Mumbai: In what could be a jolt to the government, an IPS officer, Abdur Rahman, on Wednesday quit from his service, ostensibly in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in the post two days.

"I condemns this Bill. As a civil disobedience, I have decided not to continue in the service and thus not to attend office from tomorrow", the IPS officer posted as Special IGP at Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission, Mumbai said in a statement.

"I am quitting the service finally. I say sorry to those who want me to continue in service and give justice to the deprived people", he added in the statement posted on Twitter.

"I humbly request the poor and people belonging to deprived sections i.e. SCs, STs, OBCs and Muslims to oppose the Bill in a democratic manner as it is going to harm them most", the senior IPS officer added.

"The Bill clearly discrimantes agains the people belonging to Muslim community. The Bill is totally unconstitutional and against the very basic feature of equality before law", he said.

"The whole idea behind the Bill is to divide the nation on religious and sectarian lines. It creates fear among the Muslims. This is totally divisive and unconstitutional Bill", he added.

"We have heard repeatedly that this Bill will be implemented along with the NRC. If NRC and CAB implemented jointly then non-Muslims even if they don't have the required documents, will be declared refugees and be given Indian citizenship. This means that the real burden will be only on Muslims to prove their citizenship", he said.

"This will cause statelessness and hardships on Muslims who have been living in India for thousands of years, majority of them being the original inhabitants of India.

"(it is hence) I request tolerant, secular and justice loving Hindu brothers who have idea of a prosperous and united India to oppose the Bill", he said.

IPS officer, Abdur Rahman, has been earlier in the news for a book he had written in Hindi on the findings of Sachar Committee report.

He resigned soon after the controversial Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha with 125 in support and 105 against Wednesday.

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