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No Fear No Favour

Amidst Tina Dabi and Athar Khan Divorce case, Netizens are creating #lovejihaad fuss.

By Ishank Katyal

Tina Dabi, who is a topper of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and her husband Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan who is an IAS Officer has filed a divorce on a mutual consent in a family court in Jaipur, according to a report in India Today.

But the story didn’t end between the two. Netizens started creating the Love Jihaad angle around the divorce case and praising Tina Dabi for regaining her faith in Hinduism and calling her “lucky” and “safe” through their tweets:

One of the user is even called Barkha Dutt “jinx” by retweeting her 2018 tweet in which she congratulated the couple on their wedding:

However, some twitteratis opposed this Love Jihad controversy over the divorce of the couple:

https://twitter.com/faisalvahora19/status/1329878128617897989?s=20

Both Tina and Athar were 1st and 2nd rank holder in 2015 UPSC examination respectively and tied the knot in an idyllic ceremony in 2018. Tina and Athar are believed to have become close to each other during their training times. Both are IAS officers of the Rajasthan cadre and are currently posted in Jaipur.

Their marriage caught everyone’s attention when Tina Dabi removed her surname ‘Khan’ on social media and Athar Khan unfollowed her on Instagram recently.

In 2015, the duo had received both criticisms as well as praises for their inter- faith marriage. Their wedding reception was also attended by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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