Shah Faesal
India  /  Published 12.08.20

Faesal ready to return, not Kannan

Kannan said he was distraught by the Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370 and the clampdown that was imposed. “That was not expected in a democratic country. The rights of people were bl...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.08.20

Shah Faesal quits politics

Shah Faesal, the IAS topper and medical doctor who left the civil services for public life, has announced his decision to quit politics, becoming a casualty of the abrogation of Article 370. Faesal, ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 10.10.19

Shehla Rashid quits Valley mainstream politics

The Centre’s recent decisions on Jammu and Kashmir have claimed their first political casualty in the Valley with activist and politician Shehla Rashid Shora quitting mainstream politics on Wednesda...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 18.08.19

Wanted, private space to detain Kashmiris

Hundreds of people, including mainstream politicians, political workers and lawyers, have been detained or arrested in Jammu and Kashmir since the August 5 lockdown and the scrapping of the state’s ...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.02.20

Shah Faesal booked under PSA

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has booked former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal under the controversial Public Safety Act, official sources said on Saturday. Faesal, who has been un...
By PTI in Srinagar


India  /  Published 09.01.19

Kashmiri IAS officer quits, citing intolerance

The sole Kashmiri civil service exam topper has said he will step down from the Indian Administrative Service to protest the “growing culture of intolerance” and “the marginalization and invisib...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 08.10.19

Iltija reveals ‘PSA threat’

Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija on Tuesday said the government had threatened to book Kashmir’s jailed political leaders under the draconian Public Safety Act, which allows individuals to be held...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 27.02.20

Civil service to politics. But why?

I think the first Indian Foreign Service officer to quit the service was Manohar Lal Sondhi of the 1956 batch, if memory serves right. There had been an earlier pull out – an officer with a Bengali ...
By Mani Shankar Aiyer

India  /  Published 17.03.19

Kejriwal on lips, Faesal floats party

Kashmir seemed to have its Aam Aadmi Party moment on Sunday when its lone IAS topper, Shah Faesal, and rights activist Shehla Rashid floated a political party to bring “change” to the state.Faesal...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 11.01.19

Pro-India and pro-‘sentiment’

Shah Faesal, the lone civil service exam topper from the Valley, kicked off his political journey on Friday, opting for the pro-India camp over the separatists but swearing loyalty to the “sentiment...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar


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