Jammu and Kashmir leader Shah Faesal quits politics

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Shah Faesal during a press conference (File Photo)
Shah Faesal during a press conference (File Photo)

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir's bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal has resigned from politics. In a statement today, the party said, "Dr Shah Faesal had informed State Executive Members that he is not in a position to continue with political activities and wants to be freed from the responsibilities of the organization".

"Keeping in view this request, it was decided to accept his request so that he can better continue with his life and contribute whichever way he chooses," the statement read.

He has not mentioned anything about his future plans. However, there are reports which claim that he is likely to join back the administrative services.

Shah Faesal, 37, who topped the 2010 civil services exam and was serving the state government, had quit his job in January 2019. He said it was his gesture of protest against the "unabated killings" in Kashmir and the "marginalization of Indian Muslims".

His party's current Vice President Feroze Peerzada will be the interim chief till formal elections can be held for the post of party president.