Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS topper who quit the civil services for politics, was detained at the Delhi airport on Wednesday after he was suppose to fly abroad. Faesal was sent back to Srinagar and placed under house arrest under the Public Safety Act.
Its being reported that he was on his way to Istanbul.
Shah Faesal strongly objects the Modi government’s move to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two union territories. On Twitter, Shah Faesal said that Kashmir “needed a non-violent political mass movement” for restoration of political rights.
“Kashmir will need a long, sustained, non-violent political mass movement for restoration of the political rights. Abolition of Article 370 has finished the mainstream. Constitutionalists are gone. So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now. No shades of grey,” the 35-year-old tweeted on Tuesday.
Faesal is the latest Jammu and Kashmir politician to be placed under house arrest. Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been under arrest since 4th August. Curfew, phone and internet restrictions continue in the Kashmir Valley.
The 35-year-old who is also an MBBS, quit IAS in January after topping the exam in 2009 to protest against what he called “unabated killings” in Kashmir and the “marginalization of Indian Muslims”.
Source : Various