Why this Muslim officer from Madhya Pradesh wants to change his name

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: July 8, 2019

"Since no institution is capable to save us, it is better to switch the name," he said in tweet.

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.