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Why Shah Faesal's Reasoning Behind His Resignation Is Unreasonable

12 1 11

In an era of fake news, it took some time for this rumour to turn true. The celebrated IAS topper from Kashmir, Shah Faesal, has resigned from the elite civil services – bringing an end to months of speculation. And, as expected, he is set to join politics soon.

However the Harvard-returned Shah Faesal sounds altogether different from bureaucrat Shah Faesal. There’s even a clash over the reasons he publicly gave for his resignation than what he has actually mentioned in his resignation letter.

On Friday he held a press conference in Srinagar thus formally ending months of speculation about his future plans. He looked a bit uneasy at his maiden press meet and as a result kept many cards close to his chest. May be, he doesn’t want yet to be proved so fast. The youth-icon looked even reluctant in sharing the real reasons behind his political ambitions.

Virtually snubbing the separatist politics, Shah Faesal said he was not joining any mainstream political party any time soon. He said he would meet with stakeholders and the youngsters before taking the plunge in the mainstream.

A recipient of the 2018 Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School, Faesal announced his decision to resign soon after returning to his homeland from the US after completing an international program there.

Well, there’s nothing wrong if a youth icon quits the civil services as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival, who is also a former civil servant has already set an illustrious example on this front.

But the excuse Shah Faesal gave sounds implausible. After all, sudden cynicism towards milestones achieved shouldn’t be a stepping stone to new........

© Kashmir Observer