SHAH FAESAL IAS

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Keen to re-join IAS: Faesal in touch with the Centre

The development which is currently undercurrent may further bolster the Union Government’s claim that it moves and decisions were correct and judicious in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Early in 2019, Dr Shah Faesal announced his resignation from the IAS and became a vocal critic of the government terming few incidents in violations of the right to freedom speech and human rights. Now he is keen to rejoin IAS. Probably the Centre knew that Faesal should/would go through self-realization against his decision of quitting IAS.

Faesal acknowledged that he has been in touch with officials in New Delhi. Faesal suggested that he is not opposed to rejoining the service and there is talk that he could be reinstated.

Dr Shah Faesal, bureaucrat-turned-politician last week indicated his intent of quit politics only after making contact with top officials in the Union government. Faesal had a talk with National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval before informing his party colleagues in the Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) that he was leaving. He left the party that he himself founded.

Faesal views, too, have changed, “I think we need to understand that in 1949 national consensus was about incorporating Article 370 and the 2019 national consensus is about scrapping it. We have to understand the mood of the nation and come to terms with reality.”

Jammu & Kashmir was stripped of its special status in August last year, and at the time, he tweeted: “Kashmir will need a long, sustained non-violent political mass movement for the restoration of political rights. The abolition of Art 370 has finished the mainstream. Constitutionalists are gone. So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now. No shades of grey.”

On being asked to explain the stooge-and-separatist comment, he said: “I was talking about the political grey zone in which electoral politics operated. I said that once the grey zone is over now people will call you stooge or separatist. [And] I said I’m neither of the two.”

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He left IAS job to join politics; will he quit politics now?

In addition to several attributes, leadership is also about assertiveness, consistency, fighting and survival instinct. This is something people expect to accept a person as a mass leader. This is also one of the prominent differences between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Though Rahul has tremendous fighting instinct he lacks consistency which casts a shadow on his 'survival instinct'. 

But the recent development relates to a nascent mass leader Dr Shah Faesal, a 2010 batch IAS topper, who resigned from IAS job to join politics. Dr Faesal had in January 2019 announced his resignation from the services to "protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir" and to become a voice for freedom of expression. Later he became the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Party (JKPM). But on 08 August he grabbed media and social media attention after he made a few changes in his Twitter profile which now reads as ‘Edward S Fellow @HKS Harvard University. Medico. Fulbright. Centrist’. 

Faesal’s earlier Twitter bio mentioned his role as the JKPM president. Sources said that he is still under house arrest and it wouldn’t be prudent for him to speak.

Sources further said that if he changed his twitter bio or removing his official designation might mean that he wanted to continue in some other capacity. As far as the JKPM is concerned, Faesal as of today is the president of the party,” said a party leader.

All it triggered the speculation whether he would politics now. Though his party spokesperson denied that he was quitting politics but speculation is rife that the IAS topper of his batch might call it a day. In the bureaucratic circle in J&K it is assumed that he may quit politics. A senior government official said Faesal might pursue education abroad but the JKPM rejected the claim.

In case Dr Faesal would quit politics, as it is speculated now, it would raise a question mark on the prudence of his decision of joining politics and his attributes as a mass leader. 


10 Aug 2020
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Keen to re-join IAS: Faesal in touch with the Centre

By IndianMandarins 13 Aug 2020

The development which is currently undercurrent may further bolster the Union Government’s claim that it moves and decisions were correct and judicious in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Early in 2019, Dr Shah Faesal announced his resignation from the IAS and became a vocal critic of the government terming few incidents in violations of the right to freedom speech and human rights. Now he is keen to rejoin IAS. Probably the Centre knew that Faesal should/would go through self-realization against his decision of quitting IAS.

Faesal acknowledged that he has been in touch with officials in New Delhi. Faesal suggested that he is not opposed to rejoining the service and there is talk that he could be reinstated.

Dr Shah Faesal, bureaucrat-turned-politician last week indicated his intent of quit politics only after making contact with top officials in the Union government. Faesal had a talk with National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval before informing his party colleagues in the Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) that he was leaving. He left the party that he himself founded.

Faesal views, too, have changed, “I think we need to understand that in 1949 national consensus was about incorporating Article 370 and the 2019 national consensus is about scrapping it. We have to understand the mood of the nation and come to terms with reality.”

Jammu & Kashmir was stripped of its special status in August last year, and at the time, he tweeted: “Kashmir will need a long, sustained non-violent political mass movement for the restoration of political rights. The abolition of Art 370 has finished the mainstream. Constitutionalists are gone. So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now. No shades of grey.”

On being asked to explain the stooge-and-separatist comment, he said: “I was talking about the political grey zone in which electoral politics operated. I said that once the grey zone is over now people will call you stooge or separatist. [And] I said I’m neither of the two.”

ALSO READ:

He left IAS job to join politics; will he quit politics now?            

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He left IAS job to join politics; will he quit politics now?

By IndianMandarins 10 Aug 2020

In addition to several attributes, leadership is also about assertiveness, consistency, fighting and survival instinct. This is something people expect to accept a person as a mass leader. This is also one of the prominent differences between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Though Rahul has tremendous fighting instinct he lacks consistency which casts a shadow on his 'survival instinct'. 

But the recent development relates to a nascent mass leader Dr Shah Faesal, a 2010 batch IAS topper, who resigned from IAS job to join politics. Dr Faesal had in January 2019 announced his resignation from the services to "protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir" and to become a voice for freedom of expression. Later he became the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Party (JKPM). But on 08 August he grabbed media and social media attention after he made a few changes in his Twitter profile which now reads as ‘Edward S Fellow @HKS Harvard University. Medico. Fulbright. Centrist’. 

Faesal’s earlier Twitter bio mentioned his role as the JKPM president. Sources said that he is still under house arrest and it wouldn’t be prudent for him to speak.

Sources further said that if he changed his twitter bio or removing his official designation might mean that he wanted to continue in some other capacity. As far as the JKPM is concerned, Faesal as of today is the president of the party,” said a party leader.

All it triggered the speculation whether he would politics now. Though his party spokesperson denied that he was quitting politics but speculation is rife that the IAS topper of his batch might call it a day. In the bureaucratic circle in J&K it is assumed that he may quit politics. A senior government official said Faesal might pursue education abroad but the JKPM rejected the claim.

In case Dr Faesal would quit politics, as it is speculated now, it would raise a question mark on the prudence of his decision of joining politics and his attributes as a mass leader. 


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A Good Samaritan resigns IAS’ job: In name of his freedom of expression?

By IndianMandarins 25 Aug 2019

New Delhi: Kannan Gopinathan (IAS:2012:AGMUT), a Good Samaritan, resigned from service for reportedly protesting against voice of people getting scuttled. This was obviously in reference to J&K. Gopinathan's claim to fame has been his anonymous participation in Kerala flood relief last year.

 

Serving as secretary of power, urban development and town and country planning departments of the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, he sent his resignation to Union Home Secretary on August 21, 2019. The 2012 batch IAS officer wants his freedom of expression back.

 

His hint was clear that there has been no response even from within the service to the detaining of former civil servant Shah Faesal. The Kottayam residence completed his schooling from Puthuppally and had done electrical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology. During 2018 floods in Kerala, he participated in the relief work keeping his identity hidden until a fellow officer identified him.

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J&K: Former judges and civil servants also want a piece of political pie

By IndianMandarins 14 Jan 2019

Former IAS officer Shah Faisal, who cast aspersion on his previous employer to get into the right side of state politics, might face a lot of competition as the J&K's political space may get increasingly crowded.

 

Hard on the heels of Faisal's resignation, Syed Towqeer, Principal and Sessions Judge, Anantnag requested the Registrar General of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court seeking voluntary retirement.

 

Although Towqeer reportedly cited personal reasons, it is speculated that he may probably contest the assembly elections from South Kashmir’s Kokernag assembly seat and will be joining the National Conference in coming days.

 

Another senior judge who hails from north Kashmir and is currently living in Srinagar is also planning to enter politics and may probably contest from Baramulla constituency on a National Conference ticket.

 

Last month, former SSP Srinagar Riyaz Bedar who hails from north Kashmir’s Pattan settled in Srinagar joined the National Conference. He may contest the elections from Pattan against former minister and senior Peoples Conference leader Imran Reza Ansari.


There have also been speculations of another bureaucrat Asghar Ali seeking retirement to join politics.

 

Raja Ajaz Ali former Inspector General of Police (Crime), who joined the PDP ahead of the 2014 elections and contested assembly polls from Uri, recently resigned from the party and joined the Peoples Conference of Sajjad Lone. He is likely to contest from Uri assembly constituency.

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IAS officer Faesal resigned; may join politics

By IndianMandarins 09 Jan 2019

Shah Faesal (IAS:2010:J&K) who had irked the Centre by his tweet on ‘so called rape culture, has resigned from the service. Reportedly, he may join National Conference to pursue active and electoral politics. Faesal was the topper of his batch (2010).

 

Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah welcomed Faesal’s decision saying; “The bureaucracy’s loss is politics’ gain. Welcome to the fold @shahfaesal,” Omar tweeted.

 

Faesal has submitted his resignation to the government. Reportedly, Faesal could be the NC’s candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

A doctor by profession, Faesal was the managing director of the J&K Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) before he went to Harvard University in the United States to pursue further studies. He was supposed to join his department in June this year.

 

Irked over his tweet the Centre had asked the J&K General Administration Dept to initiate an inquiry into his tweets, as he “allegedly failed to maintain absolute honesty and integrity” in discharge of his official duty.

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