Modi govt removing Muslim IPS officers from IB, RAW: Asaduddin Owaisi

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Asaduddin Owaisi, the Lok Sabha MP and leader of AIMIM, has leveled accusations against the BJP-led Central government, claiming that it displays bias against Muslims in the appointments to key intelligence agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau and Research And Analysis Wing (RAW).

Referring to a news report, Owaisi stated that the ruling regime consistently demands proof of loyalty from Muslims but fails to treat them as equal fellow citizens.

“For the first time in decades, there won’t be any Muslim officers in Intelligence Bureau’s senior leadership. It is a reflection of the suspicion with which BJP sees Muslims. IB & R&AW have become exclusive majoritarian institutions. You constantly demand proof of loyalty from Muslims, but never accept them as equal fellow citizens,” said Owaisi.

As per the report shared by Asaduddin Owaisi from the Asian Age newspaper, it has been revealed that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) will not have any senior Muslim IPS officer in a significant position after many decades. The report highlighted that the last senior Muslim IPS officer, SA Rizvi, who was serving as the special director, has been transferred to the National Disaster Management Authority to assume the role of an advisor.

“It has been noticed that the number of Muslim IPS officers in the IB has dwindled significantly in recent years. This is in sharp contrast to the earlier regimes when an Asif Ibrahim could rise to the rank of IB director or Rafiul Alam, an Assam cadres IPS officer, could hold key positions during his deputation with the agency,” read the part of the news report.

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