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Yet another IAS officer resigns, says principals of democracy crumbling, unethical to continue

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BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: Another IAS officer has decided to quit service, the second such officer in two weeks.

Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil, who is an officer of the Karnataka cadre, took the decision. 

Senthil has made a strong attack on the political situation and said that the principles of democracy were crumbling. 

The officer said that he can no longer compromise while he is in the service. He said that after resignation, he will now be able to work outside the government purview, though he called it a personal decision.

"The fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner. I also feel that the coming days will present extremely difficult challenges to the basic fabric of our nation", he mentions in the letter.

"I would be better off outside IAS to continue with my work at making life better for all", he adds. Senthil was posted as Deputy Commissioner with the Dakshin Kannada district in Karnataka. He originally belongs to Tamil Nadu. 

He is the second officer to resign after Kannan Gopinath, an officer of Kerala cadre resigned to protest the 'denial of freedom of expression' to people of Jammu and Kashmir. He has been asked to again join, until the government takes a decision on his resignation.