MAHARASHTRA cadre senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Abdur Rahman resigned to protest over Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
Rahman announced his resignation soon after the bill passed in parliament and termed it to be “communal” and “against the basic feature of the Constitution”.
In a statement issued on Twitter, Rahman said, “The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 is against the basic feature of the Constitution. I condemn this Bill. As civil disobedience, I have decided not to continue in the service and thus not to attend office from tomorrow. I am quitting the service finally. I say sorry to those who want me to continue in the service and give justice to the deprived people.”
He has sent his resignation letter to Chairman Maharashtra Human Rights Commission. The IPS officer had on October 2019 applied for a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) but his application was not accepted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). He had then challenged the decision in court and the matter is still pending.
Meanwhile, he also requested the people belonging to the poor and people of deprived sections that to oppose the Bill in a “democratic manner” as it is going