NEW DELHI: Rank 1 holder of the 2015 UPSC examination Tina Dabi and her beau Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, who played second fiddle at No 2 have finally tied the knot.
As per media reports, the destination wedding took place in picturesque locale of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam.
Khan, a Kashmiri Muslim hails from a Devipora in Mattan while Dabi, a Delhi girl, is a Dalit.
A journalist named Sahil Suhail has tweeted this information. He wrote, “UPSC 2015 IAS topper Tina Dabi and 2nd rank holder Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan choose #Pahalgam tourist resort in #Kashmir as their wedding venue despite Indian Media’s negative propaganda about Kashmir. Congratulations! Best of luck.”
UPSC 2015 IAS topper Tina Dabi and 2nd rank holder Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan choose #Pahalgam tourist resort in #Kashmir as their wedding venue despite Indian Media's negative propaganda about Kashmir.
Congratulations! Best of luck. @MehboobaMufti @OmarAbdullah pic.twitter.com/pV953Edq0j
— Saahil Suhail (@SaahilSuhail) April 8, 2018
Their love story caught nation’s imagination, when Tina open about their relationship and announced her decision to marry a Kashmiri youth.
‘Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya (For him, it was love at first sight),’ Dabi had said about Khan.
Soon after the couple announced their marriage plans, they faced irked from the right-wing outfit who criticised their choice. But, their love story is neither bound by religion nor caste.
“It’s as if I have committed a crime by falling in love with someone who is not the same religion or caste as me. Things do become offensive. I then wonder if I should be active on social media and confront such stuff. But then I tell myself that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone,” she told The Times of India.
“As an freethinking independent woman I am entitled to certain choices. I am very happy with my choice and so is Aamir. Our parents are happy too,” Dabi told The Times of India in an interview in 2016.