Thursday, May 30, 2024

Shah Faesal quits politics, wishes to rejoin administration

Shah Faesal, who rose to prominence first as an IAS select from the Kashmir Valley and later when he took up political cudgels leaving services, has decided to quit politics.

Faesal had created a new party, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement last year but has decided to part ways now. A statement, from the party, read: “Dr Shah Faesal has informed state executive members that he is not in a position to continue with political activities and wants to be freed from the responsibilities of the organization.

“Keeping in view this request, it was decided to accept his request so that he can better continue with his life and contribute whichever way he chooses to,” the statement read.

There was no word on his future plans but there was a murmur that he might be joining the administration again, as per the party sources, claimed NDTV.

Faesal, 37, had topped the 2010 civil services exam. He quit his job with the state government in 2019. He did it under protest against what he termed as the “marginalization of Indian muslims.”

He was taken into custody after Centre decided to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In February, he was booked under the Public Safety Act. He was released last month.

In March last year, Shah Faesal had formed the JKPM. The party today said it would appoint current vice-president Feroze Peerzada as the interim chief.

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