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Ex-Jammu and Kashmir IAS officer Shah Faesal stopped at Delhi Airport, put under house arrest in Srinagar

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 14 Aug 2019

Photo courtesy: Shah Faesal Twitter page

New Delhi, Aug 14: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal was detained at the Delhi airport on Wednesday, media reports siad.

He was bound for Istanbul, officials were quoted as saying by Times Now.


According to officials, Faesal was detained at the Delhi airport and then sent back to Jammu and Kashmir, reported the news channel.


The ex-IAS officer-turned politician was detained under Public Security Act (PSA) upon his arrival at Srinagar airport and then placed under house arrest, reported Times Now.


Shah was the first Kashmiri person to top the IAS examination in 2009.


He later quit IAS.


Shah on Tuesday had said on the social media that Kashmir will need a non-violent political mass movement" for restoration of political rights.


"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," he tweeted.

Development in Kashmir in recent times:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is still sensitive and the Centre must get a reasonable time to ensure normalcy in the valley, media reports said.


The top court said while it was hearing a petition seeking an immediate lifting of lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir which has lost its special status by the Centre's move of scrapping Article 370.


The apex court has also adjourned the case for two weeks.


The BJP government bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.


Several Kashmir leaders including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti- have been kept under detention. Section 144 is still imposed in the state.

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