IAS Officer Tina Dabi Set to Remarry!

2015 Civil Services exam topper Tina Dabi would be marrying IAS officer Pradeep Gawande.“I am wearing the smile you gave me, fiance,” Tina wrote on Instagram. She has a whopping 1.4 million followers and is quite active on social media.

Pradeep also posted a photo with her where she is wearing a red saree; while he is wearing a matching red kurta and pants. “Together is my favorite place to be!” he wrote in the Instagram post.Mr. Gawande is three years senior to Tina and is a 2013 batch IAS Officer. He is currently serving as Director, Archeology & Museums, Rajasthan.

Before Pradeep came into her life, Dabi was married to Athar Aamir Khan. Both of them were toppers in the UPSC exam in 2015. Dabi became the first-ever Dalit woman to top the examinations. Kashmir’s Athar stood second. Both had fallen in love during their IAS training in LBSNAA. The couple had hit the headlines in 2016 when Tina announced her relationship through a social media post and remained in the news ever since.

Their wedding was seen as a symbol of communal harmony. Both Tina Dabi and Athar Ahmad were allotted Rajasthan cadre. Their marriage garnered considerable interest- with three receptions in Jaipur, Pahalgam, and Delhi. Tina Dabi at the time of the wedding said their marriage was above religious divides.

 

But just after two years into their marriage, they announced separation in November 2020. The rift in their marriage was out in the open as Tina dropped Khan from her surname on social media. It was reported that at the same time, Athar too unfollowed Tina. Their divorce was finalized in August 2021 after an order was passed by the Jaipur court.

The divorce took the angle of love jihad on twitter-as many praised Dabi for her move and spread fake news regarding the reason for their divorce. Their story had already become a hot topic of discussion from Delhi to Jammu and Kashmir, as the Hindu Mahasabha termed it as love-jihad.

‘Love jihad’ is a term used by proponents of Hindutva ideology. It believes that Muslim men target Hindu women under the pretext of love. It is sad to see a story that started as an inspiration-being communalized and used for political gimmicks.

References:Hindustan Times,India TV,MoneyControl

Featured Image source:Hindustan Times

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