Why this Muslim officer from Madhya Pradesh wants to change his name
Upset over the rising mob lynching incidents in the country, a Muslim bureaucrat in the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh wants to change his name.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, senior officer Niyaz Khan expressed his fear for the safety of the Muslim community in the country.
Opening up about how he has been looking for a new name of himself so he can hide his Muslim identity, Khan said it is a must if he wants to save himself “from the sword of hate”. “The new name will save me from the violent crowd,” he said.
He mentioned how he can easily get away from hate and violence as his appearance don’t make him look like a typical Muslim – who don an Islamic cap, wear a kurta and have a beard – by telling the crowd a fake name.
He said, however, that is not the case with his brother. “If my brother is wearing traditional clothes and has beard he is in most dangerous situation,” Khan said.
Courtesy : India Today