Resigned from IAS to protest unabated killings in Kashmir and growing intolerance across India: Shah Faesal

Srinagar, Jan 9, CNS: Shah Faesal on Wednesday said that he resigned from Indian Administrative service to protest against unabated killings in Kashmir and lack of sincere reach out from the centre.

The IAS topper took to his Facebook and wrote a detailed post on why he had decided to quit ,“To protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government,” he said.

Faesal further said that the marginalization and invisiblization of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of ‘Hindutva’ forces reducing them to second-class citizens had also played a role in his decision to quit the services.

“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 hyper nationalism, I have decided to resign from Indian Administrative Service. ” he wrote

Faesal who is likely to join National conference and contest Lok Sabha elections from Baramulla said that NIA had the potential to decimate constitutional edifice of the country.“I wish to remind the regime of the day that subversion of public institutions like RBI, CBI and NIA has the potential to decimate the Constitutional edifice of this Country and it needs to be stopped.” Faesal wrote on social media site Facebook.

Adding that that voices of reason in the country cannot be muzzled for long and the environment of siege will need to end if we wish to usher in true democracy.

He further thanked his family, friends and well-wishers for supporting him in what he termed an amazing journey in IAS, “One of my important tasks here-after will be train and guide aspiring civil servants to help them in achieving this dream.” He stated.

He further said that he will address a press conference on Friday to share his future plans.

Shah Faesal is an Indian civil servant from the State of Jammu and Kashmir. In 2009, he became the first Kashmiri to top the Indian Civil Services Examination and the first candidate from Kashmir in several years to be selected to the Indian Administrative Service through open merit. (CNS)