Faesal detained on way to Turkey

Srinagar, August 14

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal was sent back to Kashmir from the Delhi airport today and detained here under the Public Safety Act (PSA), officials said.

Faesal, who was bound for Istanbul, was detained at the airport during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, they said. His purpose of visiting turkey was not immediacy known, they said.

The former bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir had floated a political outfit after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

After being detained at the Delhi airport, he was again detained under the PSA on his arrival in Srinagar, the officials said.

After the removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, provided under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, Faesal had said Kashmir was experiencing an “unprecedented” lockdown and its eight million population “incarcerated” like never before.

He is among the last political leaders who have been placed under house arrest.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained after the Centre revoked the special status and announced that the state be bifurcated into Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Faesal is president of the J&K Peoples Movement party. — PTI 

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