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Former IAS topper turned politician Shah Faesal with his family members at his residence, in Srinagar.(PTI)

My ‘innocuous dissent’ was seen as act of ‘treason’: Shah Faesal on quitting politics

Srinagar/ New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
A day after announcing that he was quitting politics, the 37-year-old defended his decision saying “we evolve with time” and abrogation of the special status on August 5 last year brought forth a new political reality in Kashmir.
In a statement on Monday, the Peoples Movement said Faesal had stepped down as party president and vice president Feroze Peerzada had been appointed to replace him:(REUTERS)
In a statement on Monday, the Peoples Movement said Faesal had stepped down as party president and vice president Feroze Peerzada had been appointed to replace him:(REUTERS)

Shah Faesal ends ‘political gig’, resigns from party

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:47 AM IST
The 37-year-old former bureaucrat on Sunday removed the party tag from his bio on social media, giving rise to speculation that he could rejoin the government or pursue other interests. Faesal formed the party in March 2019.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continues to be under detention(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continues to be under detention(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: What made Shah Faesal change his mind so abruptly, asks Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continues to be under detention.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti continues to be under detention.(HT FILE PHOTO)

What made Shah Faesal change his mind so abruptly, asks Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti accuse the Centre of arm twisting of political parties and leaders who refuse to accept scrapping of Article 370.
Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010 and announced his exit from the government nine years later, has resigned as JK People’s Movement, the party he launched last year(PTI)
Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010 and announced his exit from the government nine years later, has resigned as JK People’s Movement, the party he launched last year(PTI)

Kashmir politician Shah Faesal is still IAS officer, erases Twitter timeline

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Shah Faesal has also erased his Twitter timeline, removing tweets that got him into trouble with the government. Faesal is under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir
Shah Faesal was detained on August 14 a few days after the abrogation of Article 370 granting special status to J&K.(HT Photo/File)
Shah Faesal was detained on August 14 a few days after the abrogation of Article 370 granting special status to J&K.(HT Photo/File)

J&K politician Shah Faesal put under house arrest after revocation of PSA

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Shah Faesal had quit the IAS to join politics in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Faesal, had launched his political party named Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement last year.(REUTERS Photo)
Shah Faesal, had launched his political party named Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement last year.(REUTERS Photo)

Shah Faesal and two other senior J&K politicians’ detentions under NSA revoked

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Shah Faesal is a former IAS official who quit the government service to join politics.
Shah Faesal was first detained on August 14, 2019 at New Delhi airport.(REUTERS Photo/File)
Shah Faesal was first detained on August 14, 2019 at New Delhi airport.(REUTERS Photo/File)

Shah Faesal detained under PSA for anti government posts and alliance with former Langate MLA

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Around 12 am on Saturday, a senior officer of J&K administration handed Faesal the PSA dossier including 27 pages of his social media posts, made time to time in the last few years, especially after he quit the IAS.
Shah Faesal(Reuters file photo)
Shah Faesal(Reuters file photo)

J-K leader Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Public Safety Act (PSA) allows authorities to detain a person for up to two years without trial. The administration has also booked former chief ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti of the Peoples Democratic Party leader (PDP) and one each of their party colleagues under the PSA
Supreme Court has been hearing petitions against the abrogation of Article 370. The petitioners want the issue to be referred to a larger bench.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Supreme Court has been hearing petitions against the abrogation of Article 370. The petitioners want the issue to be referred to a larger bench.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

‘Only tunnel of light’: Supreme Court to hear petition challenging abrogation of Article 370

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Many petitioners have moved Supreme Court against Centre’s decision to remove special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation in two union territories.
So far, the leaders were lodged at the Centaur hotel at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal Lake.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
So far, the leaders were lodged at the Centaur hotel at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal Lake.(Photo by Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

34 detainees shifted to Srinagar MLA hostel

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2019 04:02 AM IST
Ali M Sagar, a National Conference leader; Shah Faesal, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and convenor of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement; and Sajad Lone, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Conference leader, among others, were transferred to an MLA hostel on MA Road, Srinagar.
Kashmir needs its own Gandhi — a new leader who can mobilise people without losing moral legitimacy in the eyes of other Indians. Only a Gandhi-like figure can bridge the gap, reconcile contradictions, process complexity, and carry warring sides into a truce(National Gandhi Museum)
Kashmir needs its own Gandhi — a new leader who can mobilise people without losing moral legitimacy in the eyes of other Indians. Only a Gandhi-like figure can bridge the gap, reconcile contradictions, process complexity, and carry warring sides into a truce(National Gandhi Museum)

In polarised times, a Gandhi in Kashmir, a Gandhi for Kashmir, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 07:16 PM IST
J&K needs a facilitator of conversations among soldiers, politicians, people. It needs a strategist
File photo of Shah Faesal, a formerJammu and Kashmir bureaucrat.(REUTERS)
File photo of Shah Faesal, a formerJammu and Kashmir bureaucrat.(REUTERS)

Former J-K bureaucrat Shah Faesal detained after ‘instigating’ people, HC told

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent & Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:22 AM IST
Shah Faesal had no student visa, though he claimed that he was going to the US for studies, the J-K government, through DIG, CKR, Srinagar, said in an affidavit to the Delhi HC.
The Delhi high court on Friday refused to issue a formal notice on a plea of bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal against his detention.(REUTERS)
The Delhi high court on Friday refused to issue a formal notice on a plea of bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal against his detention.(REUTERS)

Delhi HC refuses early hearing of Shah Faesal’s plea against detention

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:07 AM IST
It said the Centre has said it would file a reply on Faesal’s plea.
Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who quit the civil services to launch his political party this year, moved to the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport from where he was sent back to Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters file photo)
Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who quit the civil services to launch his political party this year, moved to the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport from where he was sent back to Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters file photo)

Was going to Harvard, Shah Faesal petitions court on detention at Delhi airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:06 AM IST
In his petition, the civil servant-turned-politician told the high court that he was at the Delhi airport on the night intervening August 14 and 15 to travel to Harvard University, Boston to pursue his academic career.
(Twitter/ Shah Faesal)
(Twitter/ Shah Faesal)

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal detained at Delhi airport, sent back to Kashmir

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 08:41 PM IST
Faesal, a former IAS officer, who had formed his own political party, has been vocal against Centre’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The petitioners include J&K People’s Movement founder Shah Faesal, senior People’s Democratic Party leader Naem Akthar, and National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sager.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The petitioners include J&K People’s Movement founder Shah Faesal, senior People’s Democratic Party leader Naem Akthar, and National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sager.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Jammu and Kashmir high court seeks government reply on highway ban

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 01:06 AM IST
The case will again come for the hearing on Wednesday after the government files its response. Counsel for the petitioners told the court that people who had been exempted from the ban were still being stopped.
The closure of the Kashmir highway NH 44 for civilian traffic by state government for two days a week to allow troop movement has become a poll issue in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)
The closure of the Kashmir highway NH 44 for civilian traffic by state government for two days a week to allow troop movement has become a poll issue in Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)

Highway closure takes political turn

Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Abdullah, while addressing an election rally in Baramulla, lashed out at the central government. The state is currently under President’s rule.
Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader Javaid Mustafa Mir on Wednesday joined the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) led by bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader Javaid Mustafa Mir on Wednesday joined the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) led by bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Shah Faesal gets first prominent leader into his party fold in PDP’s Javaid Mustafa Mir

Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Mir, who was a senior leader in the PDP and was once a revenue minister, said they have come together to try something different than “traditional politics”.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Saturday said his recently formed party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Saturday said his recently formed party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM), will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal’s party not to contest Lok Sabha elections, urges people to vote

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The former IAS officer said the main reason for not contesting the polls was to focus more on the mass contact programme.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched a new political party at an impressive public rally in Srinagar on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT File Photo)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched a new political party at an impressive public rally in Srinagar on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT File Photo)

‘Will pursue peaceful resolution of Kashmir problem,’ says ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal as he launches party

Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 07:10 PM IST
Shah Faesal did not say whether his party - Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal to launch political party in Srinagar today

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal will launch his political outfit ‘Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement’ at a function here on Sunday.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is set to launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal is set to launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal to launch political party in J&K tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Shah Faesal, who had topped UPSC civil services exams in 2010, will launch his political party in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal says he has decided to chart an independent political journey.(HT File)
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal says he has decided to chart an independent political journey.(HT File)

Spent the last 10 years in a jail, says ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal about his tenure

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 11:40 AM IST
The 2009 IAS topper, who resigned from the government services last month over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre,” said the situation in the Valley over the past few years forced him to be the voice of the unheard people.
Shah Faesal shared his thought about situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a press conference in the city on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Shah Faesal shared his thought about situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a press conference in the city on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Centre responsible for escalation of violence in J&K said Shah Faesal at an event in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Speaking at a ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by Pune Union of Working Journalists on Thursday, Faesal said that there was definitely an escalation of violence in Kashmir and if somebody was responsible for it, it was the Centre
Faesal, who resigned from government service earlier this month, gave a bank account number for contributions and said payments could also be made through e-wallet.(PTI)
Faesal, who resigned from government service earlier this month, gave a bank account number for contributions and said payments could also be made through e-wallet.(PTI)

Shah Faesel launches crowdfunding campaign for ‘clean politics’ in Kashmir

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Wednesday launched a crowdfunding campaign for “clean politics and corruption-free administration” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010, recently quit the service over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre(HT Photo)
Shah Faesal, who topped the IAS in 2010, recently quit the service over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre(HT Photo)

‘Kashmiris don’t relate to the idea of India’: Former IAS topper Shah Faesal

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 04:28 PM IST
The 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal, who quit over “unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of credible political initiative from the Centre”, speaks about his future plans and how he will be different from the Hurriyat when he wants to own the vocabulary of ‘azadi.’
Shah Faesal , who topped the Indian Administrative Services exam in 2010, resigned from the service, and is expected to join a political party and contest the elections.(HT File Photo)
Shah Faesal , who topped the Indian Administrative Services exam in 2010, resigned from the service, and is expected to join a political party and contest the elections.(HT File Photo)

After IAS topper Shah Faesal, more J&K officials eye politics switch

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2019 07:02 AM IST
Shah Faesal who resigned on Monday said that he wouldn’t join any political party now, but would contest the upcoming elections in the state.
IAS officer Shah Faesal addresses a press conference after announcing his resignation in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI)
IAS officer Shah Faesal addresses a press conference after announcing his resignation in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI)

It is time for reimagining Jammu and Kashmir politics, says Shah Faesal

By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 10:16 PM IST
The 2010 IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir who recently resigned from bureaucracy, called for reimagining mainstream politics in the restive state and bringing the vocabulary of azadi and plebiscite into the mainstream discourse.
Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who quit IAS to protest against “unabated killings” in Jammu and Kashmir, sought ideas on Thursday, especially from youths, to decide his future course in politics.(Twitter/ Shah Faesal)
Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, who quit IAS to protest against “unabated killings” in Jammu and Kashmir, sought ideas on Thursday, especially from youths, to decide his future course in politics.(Twitter/ Shah Faesal)

‘Depends on what people of Kashmir want’: Shah Faesal on political future after quitting IAS

Srinagar | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Faesal, the first Kashmiri IAS topper, resigned from the civil service on Wednesday and said he planned to enter politics.
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