IAS officer Shah Faisali has withdrawn its petition from the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential order to abrogate Article 370, which had given special status to Jammu and Kashmir, bar and bench informed of.
Shah Faesal’s decision to withdraw the petition has come after months He was withdrawn from the Indian Administrative Service in April this year. and appointed Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.
Faesal resigned from the service in 2019 to protest the formation of his own political party in Jammu and Kashmir. However, his resignation was never accepted by the government and he later withdrew it.
At the time of his resignation, he had tweeted, “To protest the unabated killings in Kashmir and the absence of any credible political initiative from the Central Government, I have decided to resign from the IAS. Kashmiri life matters. ,
In March 2019, he formed his own political party, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM). Following the decisions of August 5, 2019, which stripped the erstwhile state of its special status and bifurcated it into union territories, Faisal in an interview Indian Express On 10 August, he called the government’s decision on Kashmir “a disastrous turning point in our collective history”.
Later, Faisal was stopped from going to Istanbul and taken into custody under Section 107 of CrPC. He was finally released in June 2020. At present, no case is pending against him.