Upset over the rising mob lynching incidents in the country, a Muslim bureaucrat in the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh wants to change his name.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, senior officer Niyaz Khan expressed his fear for the safety of the Muslim community in the country.
Opening up about how he has been looking for a new name of himself so he can hide his Muslim identity, Khan said it is a must if he wants to save himself “from the sword of hate”.
“The new name will save me from the violent crowd,” he said.
He mentioned how he can easily get away from hate and violence by telling a crowd any fake name as his appearance doesn’t make him look like typical Muslims – who don an Islamic cap, wear a kurta and have a beard.
He said, however, that is not the case for his brother. “If my brother is wearing traditional clothes and has beard he is in most dangerous situation,” Khan said.
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.
— Niyaz Khan (@saifasa) July 6, 2019
The bureaucrat added that it is better for Muslims to resort to changing their names since no institution is capable of protecting them.
“Since no institution is capable to save us, it is better to switch the name,” he said.
Source: India Today