At least four Kashmiri Muslims have cracked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) along with two from Kargil, the preliminary read of the results suggest. There is one from Kishtwar as well.
People aware of the list and following the civil service competition said none of them, however, falls in the top of the list.
Kashmiris figuring in the list include Asif Yousuf Tantray (328), Nadia Beg (350), Aftab Rasool Malik (412) a resident of Trehgam Kupwara, Sabzar Ahmad Ganai (628). Asrar Ahmad Kitchloo, apparently from Kishtwar, is at No 248 – is also in the list.
“We have Mohammad Nawas Sharafuddin from Kargil who is at 778,” one source who has seen the list said. “There are two more in the list who wrote their examination from Srinagar centre but we are not sure about them. These include Majid Iqbal Khan at 638, Rayees Hussain at 747 and Syed Junaid Adil at 822.”
The source said they are trying to locate the individuals from Jammu who have qualified the civil service examination. “So far, it is Abhishek Augustsya who is at rank 38, Sunny Gupta at 148 and Parth Gupta at 240,” he said. He said there could many more but it will take a bit of time.