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IAS topper's resignation is purely 'political'

Thursday, January 10, 2019 • Telugu Comments

IAS toppers resignation is purely political

It's known that year 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal has quit the civil services.  He has resigned for a reason that has to do with his home State, Jammu & Kashmir.  "To protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government; the marginalization and invisibilization 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," Shah wrote the other day.

Ever since his resignation, there have been several voices saying different things.  Not all are ready to take his comments at face value.  Since Shah is said to be joining politics (National Conference is his political party, most probably), his political indictment of the Hindutva forces (read BJP and RSS) is "opportunistic and dishonest". 

Moreover, Shah's behaviour smacks of irony.  "Irony is that being a terror victim himself he has chosen to attack security forces doing their job with honesty. Now playing the victim of 'state apathy' is tragic," says Rakesh Khar, a journalist. 

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