A Maharashtra cadre Indian Police Service officer, Abdur Rahman, resigned from the services as a protest against the “blatantly communal and unconstitutional” Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
“This Bill [now an Act] is against the religious pluralism of India. I request all justice-loving people to oppose the Bill in a democratic manner. It runs against the very basic feature of the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “The Bill is against the basic feature of the Constitution. I condemn this Bill. In civil disobedience, I have decided not to attend the office from tomorrow. I am finally quitting the service.”
In this interview, The Wire‘s Ajoy Ashirwad apeaks to Rahman on his resignation, Delhi Police’s inaction during the Jawaharlal Nehru University violence and the “disproportionate” use of force against anti-CAA protestors in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and some Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states.