IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns over Kashmir issue

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New Delhi: IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigned saying suspension of fundamental rights in J&K has affected him and he is losing his voice during work.

The 33-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Gopinathan was hailed as a “hero” during the 2018 floods in Kerala. He sent his resignation letter to the Centre on Friday.

In a letter addressed to Union Home Secretary, the 2012-batch IAS officer wrote: “I, Kannan G, IAS officer of 2012 batch, AGMUT cadre, hereby submit my letter of resignation from Indian Administrative Service. I humbly request you to kindly accept my resignation and relieve me.”

Gopinathan reportedly told a Malayalam news outlet that he was “losing his voice” while performing his duty.

Media reports quoted him as saying that the “clampdown on fundamental rights” in Jammu and Kashmir might have prompted him to resign from the coveted post.

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