About Kannan Gopinathan
Kannan Gopinathan is a former Indian Administrative Service Officer and an activist.
Mr Gopinathan started his career with Freescale Semiconductor as a VLSI design engineer in Noida before joining the Indian Administrative Service in 2012 in the AGMUT cadre.
He resigned from service as a mark of protest against the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of article 370.
After his resignation, he has been vocal on the importance of raising questions in a democracy, the threat of perceived victimhood among the majority and the violation of fundamental rights in Jammu and Kashmir. He is one of the leading figures in the Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
He also founded the website whatchinareads.com which crawls Chinese websites for news about India and other countries and translates it to english.