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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has criticised the Modi government over amendments made in the pension rules for civil service officials, under which they are prohibit after retirement, from publishing information relating to intelligence or security related matters without advance clearance from the government. 

Owaisi noted that Intelligence personnel are  already bound by such a restriction for their entire life by way of signing of a declaration under the Official Secrets Act when they joined the service. What is new in the rule to withhold their pension. This, he said, was because the government was unable to use the OSA, given its near non-existant prosecution skills. 

He said such politically loaded tactics now defined the Modi Government. "Threaten one, threaten some, deter all". 
Intelligence professionals are the easiest to pick on, given that they largely live a life of invisibility during and after service. Owaisi asked whether the government has the guts to ban the most-prolific post retirement "writers", civil servants and those in the armed forces and the judiciary, all of whom accessed national secrets and secret documents during their work. 

"Are intelligence officials special just because they do the dirty work bordering on criminality for you," he asked the PM. 



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