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.”
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 back.
No Eid till the last bit of insult is avenged and undone.
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) August 11, 2019
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.”
Ex Bureaucrat in GOI threatening GOI https://t.co/nr5NrnokYp
— Upma (@upma23) August 11, 2019
The list of who are celebrating and why…
KPs – They can go back home
Dogras – Their subjugation ends
Ladakhis – Identity restored
Gujjars – Now they matter
Bakarwal – Now they have a voice
KMs – Free from blood suckers
Article 370 is dead. You can shout all you like. Poof 🥂 https://t.co/tSYip8x1LX
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) August 11, 2019
This is good news. No Eid means no mass slaughter of innocent animals. I'm sure you'll never be able to celebrate Eid, as your khayaali biryani is never going to get cooked. https://t.co/WWIRw2eZ0d
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) August 11, 2019
@shahfaesal is basically Muslim so education doesn't make difference in his character. Top Islamic terrorists are highly educated so genesis problem
— MAHENDRA JAIN (@mahendra3) August 11, 2019
Every time he tweets shit like this, it should be compulsorily shown to those in UPSC who interviewed him and gave him highest marks. https://t.co/pZg6UBsk39
— VatsRohit (@KesariDhwaj) August 11, 2019
People like these want bloodshed and violence in Kashmir because that's what keeps them relevant. Peace and normalcy in the valley would completely destroy their careers. https://t.co/3AsmvGlvBJ
— Shuchi Singh (@TheShuchiSingh) August 11, 2019
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.