2009 IAS topper Shah Faesal resigns from civil services to protest killings in Kashmir


2009 IAS topper Shah Faesal on Wednesday announced his shock resignation from the civil services. He said that his was resigning from the IAS in protest against the ‘unabated killings in Kashmir.’

Shah Faesal

He wrote, “To protest the unabated killings in Kashmir and absence of any credible political initiative from Union Government, I have decided to resign from IAS. Kashmiri lives matter. I will be addressing a press-conference on Friday.”

Faesal is expected to contest Lok Sabha polls.

Last year, the Centre’s Narendra Modi government had ordered action against the Kashmiri Muslim IAS topper of 2012, Shah Faesal for his rapistan tweet.

Here’s his full statement, posted on Facebook:

To protest against the unabated killings in Kashmir, and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government; the marginalization and invisiblization 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.

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.

I am thankful to my family, friends and well-wishers for supporting me in this amazing journey in IAS. One of my important tasks here-after will be train and guide aspiring civil servants to help them in achieving this dream.

I will be addressing a press conference on Friday to share my future plans. I will look forward to your support and blessings in this new mission.