Shah Faesal steps down as JKPM president, likely to rejoin administration

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Reports of Shah Faesal’s resignation from the JKPM comes after he was recently released from detention. He was detained for nearly 10 months following the abrogation of Article 370 last year in August.

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal has stepped down as the president of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM). Reports of his resignation from the JKPM comes after he was recently released from detention.

“It is confirmed that he has decided to step down and the leaders of the party have hence given the responsibility to run the affair to me,” said Feroz Peerzada, JKPM senior leader.

There are reports which even indicated that Faesal is likely to join back administration. This after he was conveyed by authorities that his resignation has not still been accepted.

It is interesting to note that even after submitting his resignation and forming a political front, his name was not removed from the list of IAS officers in J&K.

“We don’t know what exactly he will do. He has been talking about going for studies to the United States. There are also reports of his joining back the administration. We don’t know exactly as of now,” added Feroz Peerzada.

Faesal on Sunday deleted his description as the president of JKPM from his twitter bio. This has given more credence to news reports that he is likely to join back the service.

He had topped the 2010 civil services exam and was made a part of the J&K cadre of the IAS.

In 2018, he had taken a sabbatical of one year to go for studies to Harvard in the US. Soon after coming back, he decided to form a political party of his own.

JKPM was launched by him in 2019, but things changed in the erstwhile state after the government decided to remove the special status of J&K in August by abrogating Article 370.

Scores of political leaders were detained and Shah Faisal was also arrested from the Delhi airport. After spending close to a year in detention he was recently released.

Source: India Today

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