Modi govt undermining regional integrity of Jammu and Kashmir, says Shah Faesal

Shah Faesal

Jan 11 : Former Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who resigned from his post two days, on Thursday attacked Narendra Modi government , said there has been a constant attempts to undermine the regional integrity of the state and attempt is being made to play one region against another.

“Jammu, Kashmir , Ladakh, Leh ,pir panjal and chenab valley: these are equal regions of the state and any attempt to play one region against another needs to be opposed ,” Faesal said.

” I’m deeply inspired by Imran Khan and Kejriwal but we are operating in a conflict zone & it’s not very easy for us to work in that space. The space that has lost its legitimacy in last few years,” he said.

Faesal resigned as an IAS officer in protest against the “unabated killings in Kashmir” and the “marginalisation and invibilisation of 200 million Muslims in India.”

Addressing a press conference, Faesal spelt out his reasons for quitting the civil services. Faesal said that Muslims and minority communities were being “marginalised” in India and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had been undermined over the last few years, “which has the potential of hurting the constitutional edifice of the country.”

“The rise of lynch mob and nationalism in the last few years has led to extreme marginalisation of minorities- both ideological and religious minorities – that has become the source of extreme dejection for me,” Faesal said.

“I also wish to express my disgruntlement which has led to this decision today – curbs placed on free speech in the country and the culture of hate and intolerance being used to win elections in India.”

Responding to Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s comment on his resignation, Faesal said, “I am a man from the system and I would be happy to change things by being in the system. Hurriyat doesn’t give me that opportunity as they don’t believe in electoral politics.”

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