Srinagar : Days before, PDP leader Sajad Mufti joined back to government duty in Ladakh UT, six years after taking his voluntary retirement. Now if the top government sources are believed the IAS officer turned politician, Shah Faesal is also set to join back to his government services.
The top government sources informed Good Morning Kashmir that Shah Faesal’s resignation has not been accepted till date, though there are high chances that Faesal may join back to his govt services like Sajad Mufti.
Faesal landed himself in a controversy with his tweets on rape culture in ‘South Asia’ last year in June, later, the government initiated a departmental inquiry after the officer put out a controversial tweet.
Reacting to the departmental action, Faesal then said: “Love letter from my boss for my sarcastic tweet against rape-culture in South Asia. The Irony here is that service rules with a colonial spirit are invoked in a democratic India to stifle the freedom of conscience. I’m sharing this to underscore the need for a rule change.
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In January, 2019, Shah Faesal, a 2010 UPSC topper, resigned from the services to join politics.
In a post on Facebok last year, Faesal said he has decided to resign from the IAS to “protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government; the marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens; insidious attacks on the special identity of the J&K State and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland India in the name of hypernationalism.”
Sources close to Faesal told GMK that, “Shah Faesal knows it very well that there’s no space for politics for him, so there are high chances that he may join back to his government service.”
Despite many attempts by Good Morning Kashmir to reach Shah Faesal for his comment, his mobile number was continuously out of network.
After the Centre abrogated the provisions of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir last year, Shah Faesal slammed the government saying the Valley was experiencing an unprecedented lockdown and its eight million population was “incarcerated” like never before.
“Kashmir is experiencing an unprecedented lock-down. From Zero Bridge to Airport some movement of vehicles is visible. Other places are completely out of bounds. Except for patients or those with a curfew pass,” Faesal, the president of the J&K Peoples Movement party, had said in a Facebook post then.
“People are in shock. Numb. Yet to make sense of what befell them. Everyone is mourning what we lost. In my conversations with people besides 370, it’s the loss of statehood that has hurt people deeply. This is being seen as the biggest betrayal by the Indian state in the last 70 years,” said Shah Faesal last year, after centre scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.