Shah Faesal, the 2010 Indian Administrative Service exam topper, who has stirred up a controversy by criticizing ‘rape-culture in south Asia’ through a a 'sarcastic tweet', has got support from an expected quarter, Dr. Omar Abdullah. The IAS officer faces disciplinary action for his social media post about frequent rapes in the country.
However, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister has defended Faesal, who comes from the same state, saying that it DoPT(Department of Personnel and Training) is determined to chase Shah Faesal out of the civil services.
Referring to the notice issued to Faesal by the General Administration Department, Dr. Abdullah said, 'The last line of this page is shocking and unacceptable where they question Faesal’s ‘integrity & honesty’. How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest? How does it make him corrupt?”
Replying to a tweet, Dr. Abdullah added, 'You have no problem when officers from Rajasthan and elsewhere defy 'set norms of governance and conduct', yet Faesal's tweet about rape bothers you. Somehow this does not surprise me at all!'
Dr. Abdullah also said he saw this notice as a case of 'bureaucratic over-enthusiasm where people who are pushing the files at the top do not understand the spirit of the times we are living in.'
The Jammu and Kashmir General Administration Department served a notice to Faesal after the DoPT asked the state to initiate action against Faesal.
The tweeter freak IAS officer at present is pursuing a post-graduate course at the Harvard University in the US.