Bihar DM Inayat Khan adopts children of 2 slain CRPF jawans
India is slowly beginning to cope with the loss of 44 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. But while on the one hand there are instances of violence against Kashmiris being reported from different parts of the country, one woman from Bihar is setting an example for everyone in how stay committed to doing good in the face of adversity and darkness.
Inayat Khan, a Bihar cadre IAS officer, who serves as the District Magistrate of Sheikhpura, has decided to adopt two little girls whose fathers were martyred in the Pulwama terrorist attack. Khan has agreed to bear education and other expenses of one daughter each of Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha from Patna and Ratan Kumar Thakur from Bhagalpur.
Khan has also opened a bank account to collect donations for the martyr’s families. “I have directed officials to open an account to raise funds for families of two victims. Whatever amount will be collected by March 10, we will divide and give it to their families.… Khan’s actions show us that even in our darkest hours, we can remain compassionate and focus on helping those in need, instead of engaging in mindless acts of violence in a misguided attempt to seek revenge.
- A Lady Muslim IAS Officer Heal Pulwama Wounds (Feb 20, 2019, Countercurrents)
- A Lady Muslim IAS Officer Heal Phulwama Wounds (Feb 21, 2019, The Indian Awaaz)