Civil servant turned politician in Kashmir Shah Faesal has been arrested while he trying to leave the country from New Delhi. According to the reports, he has been sent to Kashmir and put under house arrest.
Kashmir will need a long, sustained, non-violent political mass movement for restoration of the political rights.
Abolition of Article 370 has finished the mainstream.
Constitutionalists are gone.
So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now.
No shades of grey.
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) August 13, 2019
Shah Faesal became the first Kashmiri to top the prestigious Indian Civil Services Examination. He later went on to resign from the Indian bureaucracy in protest on 9 January 2019. 2 Months later he announced that he would be launching his own political party, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM).
Faesal is one of the voices who have been critical about the government’s move to abrogate article 370 – which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
This is a breaking story more details are awaited.