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Muslim officer on Lynching: Better to switch name as no institution is capable to save us

The new name will save me from the violent crowd, the young officer wrote on Twitter

Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:51 PM, ummid.com News Network

Niyaz Khan IAS on Mob Lynching

[Niyaz Khan also asked Muslim filmstars to change their names if they want to make their films successful. (Photo: Twitter/@Saifasa)]

Bhopal: Niyaz Khan, a Muslim bureaucrat posted in Madhya Pradesh, reacting on incidents of mob lynching of Muslim youths going on unabated in various parts of the country, said it is better for Muslims to hide their identity to save them in the prevailing situation.

In a series of tweet, the young IAS officer who has also authored five novels, said he was looking for a new name since past six months to hide his identity.

"For the last six months I am looking for a new name for this book and for myself so that I could hide my Muslim identity. To save myself from the sword of hate it is must", Niyaz Khan, who uses Twitter handler @Saifasa wrote on the Micro Blogging site.

"The new name will save me from the violent crowd. If I have no topi, no kurta and no beard I can get away easily by telling my fake name to the crowd. However, if my brother is wearing traditional clothes and has beard he is in most dangerous situation", Khan, a Deputy Secretary in the Transport as well as in Public Works Department of Madhya Pradesh, wrote in another Tweet.

"Since no institution is capable to save us, it is better to switch the nam", he added.

Niyaz Khan also asked Muslim filmstars to change their names if they want to make their films successful.

"Bollywood actors of my community should also start finding a new name to protect their movies. Now even the top stars movies have started to flop. They should understand the meaning", he wrote.

Niyaz Khan is best known to be a whistleblower bureaucrat and for his novel 'Love Demands Blood', which is based on the love life of jailed underworld don Abu Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi.

He was earlier in news in January this year when in a tweet he alleged that one of his seniors asked him to leave a meeting because of his Muslim identity.

"17 years in government service, transfer in 10 districts and 19 shiftings, I was always made feel untouchable, like a German Jew. Khan surname hounded me like a ghost", Niyaz Khan wrote on January 10, 2019.

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