Added on : 2019-03-17 17:23:59
Former Kashmiri bureaucrat Shah Faesal launched his political outfit "Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement" at an event in Srinagar. The 2010 IAS batch topper resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in January this year to protest unabated killings in Kashmir and marginalisation of Indian Muslims.
Since resigning from the service, the former bureaucrat has been building up a support base among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and win support his initiative for "corruption-free, clean and transparent" politics in the state. He had also launched a crowdfunding campaign in January to support his initiative.
While addressing the gathering, Shah Faesal said, "I welcome the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have came here to attend this rally. At first, I thought I will join any prominent political party of Kashmir valley, but their reaction towards me was very negative. So, I decided to launch my own political party which will be a new platform for Kashmir valley's youth."