No Eid till the last bit of insult is avenged and undone: Shah Faesal gets brutally trolled for his tweet on Eid

Trying to score a few brownie points, IAS turned politician Shah Faesal on Monday threatened that he will not be celebrating Eid until “Everything that has been stolen and snatched since 1947 is returned back. No Eid till the last bit of insult is avenged and undone.”

While the J&K residents celebrated Eid with thousands offering prayers at mosques, Faesal tweeted: “There is no Eid. Kashmiris across the world are mourning the illegal annexation of their land. There shall be no Eid till everything that has been stolen and snatched since 1947 is returned.”

Faesal might have expected sympathetic replies in response to his tweet, but what happened was completely opposite. Twitter users brutally trolled him for the tweet.

Lt Gen (rtd) Satish Dua tweeted: “Sad to see such sentiment from those who could be the new hope for ‘A New Kashmir’. Hoping a new breed of leaders will meet the aspirations of Kashmiri people, letting reality speak rather than rhetoric. Please reinvent @shahfaesal & others, don’t fall for past templates of leadership.”

Another former army officer tweeted: “Mr Faesal, by encouraging bloodbath & violence you have shown your separatist colours. Whose command are you taking over — Hurriyat or HM (Hizbul Mujehideen)? Eid will be celebrated in Kashmir with full spirit.”

On August 7, after revocation of Article 370 that gave special status to J&K, Faesal posted on Facebook: “Kashmir is experiencing an unprecedented lockdown. Its entire eight million population has been incarcerated like never before.”

Faesal, who quit the IAS in January 2019 citing “unabated killings” in Kashmir, tweeted last Tuesday: “Unprecedented horror in Kashmir. Everyone is heartbroken. A sense of defeat written on every face. Fall.”

“From citizens to subjects. History has taken a catastrophic turn for all of us. People are numb. A people whose land, identity, history, was stolen, in broad day light.” wrote Faesal.

The former IAS topper had launched his political outfit — J&K Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) — in Srinagar in March, promising a youth-oriented politics and to become a voice to help bridge the gap between the state and the Centre, and India and Pakistan. However, it has failed to make a mark.