The IAS officer posted with Jammu and Kashmir government Shah Faesal seems to be courting controversy yet again when he took to Twitter on Friday and said, “India is being shamed internationally by a section of Indian media” after Imran Khan spoke about reconciliation and peace and “loudmouths” on Indian side are ranting about hostilities.
“India is being shamed (internationally) by (a section of) Indian media. The neighbouring country has elected a new PM, he is talking about reconciliation, he is talking about change, but the loudmouths on this side are ranting to ensure that the hostilities continue,” Mr Faesal tweeted.
He said developments are also “unfortunate”.
The official – at present on a study tour at Harvard University – had courted controversy earlier this month after he tweeted a departmental notice served to him and called it a ‘love letter’.
“Love letter from my boss for my sarcastic tweet against rape-culture in South Asia. The irony here is that service rules with a colonial spirit are invoked in a democratic India to stifle the freedom of conscience. I’m sharing this to underscore the need for a rule change,” Shah Faesal wrote in the micro blogging site on July 7.
Earlier, in a tweet he sought to attack vices like patriarchy and illiteracy in the region and used the word: ‘rapistan’ in his missive.
In a notice served to him the Commissioner to the department of General Administration, J&K government has said – “….Government of India has requested the state government to initiate action against you under provisions of All India Discipline and Appeal Rules, 1969 and to initiate the action taken to the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India”.
The letter also charged the official with allegedly failing to maintain “absolute honesty and integrity in discharge of official duty”.