Srinagar: A day after Shah Faesal, the 2009 IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir, resigned from civil services, senior Congress leader and former union minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that every word of his (Faesal’s) statement is true and is an indictment of the BJP government.
Mr Chidambaram further said that the world will take note of his (Faesal’s) cry of anguish and defiance.
“Though sad, I salute Mr @shahfaesal IAS (now resigned). Every word of his statement is true and is an indictment of the BJP government. The world will take note of his cry of anguish and defiance,” Mr Chidambaram wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
He said not long ago Mr Rebeiro, the legendary police officer, said the same thing, but there was not a word of reassurance from the rulers. “Such statements from our fellow citizens must make us hang our heads in regret and shame,” he added.
While announcing that he had resigned, Mr Faesal said he did so to protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government.
“The marginalisation and invisibalisation of around 200 million Indian Muslims at the hands of Hindutva forces reducing them to second-class citizens; insidious attacks on the special identity of the J&K State and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland India in the name of hypernationalism, I have decided to resign from Indian Administrative Service,” Mr Faesal posted on Twitter.
Hitting out at the NDA-led government, he said, “I wish to remind the regime of the day that subversion of public institutions like RBI, CBI and NIA has the potential to decimate the Constitutional edifice of this Country and it needs to be stopped.”
“I wish to reiterate that voices of reason in this country cannot be muzzled for long and the environment of siege will need to end if we wish to usher in true democracy,” he said.
He said he is thankful to his family, friends and well-wishers for supporting him in this amazing journey of IAS.
“One of my important tasks here-after will be train and guide aspiring civil servants to help them in achieving this dream,” he added.