Rahul Gandhi congratulates newly-wed IAS couple, Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, for being ‘inspiration’


Congress President Rahul Gandhi has congratulated the newly-wed IAS couple, Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, for being an inspiration ‘to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred.’

“Congratulations Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.

His tweet came a day after Janta Ka Reporter first reported how the topper couple had tied knots in Kashmir. Dabi had taken to Twitter to announce that the Delhi wedding celebrations will be held on 14 April.

She wrote, “I’d like to talk to you about our wedding. Athar and I got married on 20th March by in Jaipur by Collector Shri Siddharth Mahajan. Then we planned two wedding celebrations. The Kashmir celebration happened recently. The Delhi wedding celebration will be held on 14th April.”

She also posted a photo of her court marriage (see below)/

Janta Ka Reporter had exclusively reported in November 2016 about Dabi being in a relationship with fellow IAS topper, Khan.

 Later, speaking to Times of India, Dabi had said, “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)… But I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person.”

Militant Hindutva outfit, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha, had written to the parents of  Dabi, reminding them that the latter’s decision to marry Khan amounted to Love Jihad.

Dabi’s new stardom had caused her a few embarrassing moments with social media users attributing fake messages to her. In one such message from a fake Facebook account, she was reported to have paid rich tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him her inspiration. Dabi had later rubbished these messages.