New Delhi: Kashmiri IAS topper Shah Faisal, who left the civil service for politics, was taken into custody at Delhi Airport on Wednesday.
Officials said that the decision was going to Istanbul, He has been sent back to Srinagar, where he has been placed under house arrest under the Public Safety Act. Shah Faisal’s criticism of the government’s move to abolish the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide it into two union territories was widely criticized on social media. On Tuesday, he warned on Twitter that Kashmir “needs a non-violent political mass movement to restore political rights”.
He tweeted, “Kashmir will need a long, sustained, non-violent political mass movement to restore political rights. By abolishing Article 370, the mainstream is over. The constitutionalists are gone. So you’re either a fundamentalist. Or separatist. ”
Shah Faisal said, 80 lakh population imprisoned in the valley, feeling of defeat on every face.
Shah Faisal is the president of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement Party. After abolishing most of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Faisal had said that an unprecedented shutdown was going on in Kashmir and that its population of 80 lakh had been imprisoned, like never before.
In another controversial tweet, Faisal said, “There is no Eid. Kashmiris all over the world are mourning the illegal addition of their land. There will be no Eid here until the theft of 1947 whatever and It has been snatched and is not returned. No Eid until every insult is avenged.
Shah Faisal, who quit his IAS job and joined politics, said, “Welcome leaders with impeccable records to the party”
Explain that after the government’s decision on Kashmir, former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been under arrest since August 4 for security. Phone and Internet services are still down in the Kashmir Valley and curfew-like restrictions.