IAS topper Tina to wed  Athar of Kashmir

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New Delhi, November 23 ( JKNT)

South Kashmir’s boy Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi  Khan  who secured second rank in  IAS this year  will be marrying  Tina Dabi   who secured number 1 position  in the civil services in 2015

The two would be engaged in the near future, while the wedding  would take place later , according to media reports.

Love blossomed in a very sarkari set-up when the two met at the department of personnel and training (DoPT) office in North Block for a felicitation function on May 11. “We met in the morning and by evening Aamir was at my door. Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya (For him, it was love at first sight)“, Tina said. It was August by the time his charm swayed her. “But I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person,” a multi- edition newspaper  of India.

Both Khan and Dabi have been open about the relationship, posting pictures of holidays and hang outs with friends on Facebook. The pictures have generated much interest and some criticism, with people wondering why she was wasting her time, or worse, questioning her choice of partner. “We are in love and very happy . But I must admit that I get very disturbed when I read stuff about us. We have stopped googling our names and reading news about ourselves. I think it is a small price to pay for being in the public eye.“

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Speaking about the criticism, Dabi said, “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. In fact, I am overwhelmed by the support and congratulatory messages. I thought “yeh to achcha hai“ (this is good.)“ “There have been a lot of comments attributed to me falsely . Then there are comments that are anti-caste, targeting reservations, religion. It’s as if I have commited a crime by falling in love with someone who is not the same religion or caste as me.Things do become offensive.I then wonder if I should be active on social media and confront such stuff. But then I tell myself that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone,“ she said, Times of India reported on Wednesday.

 

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