Rahul Gandhi Backs Shah Faesal

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NEW DELHI — Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Shah Faesal, the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre who faces disciplinary action for voicing his views on social media.

Gandhi said in a letter to Faesal: “I write to you in solidarity against the Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to initiate an inquiry for expressing your opinion on the rising incidents of rape in India.

“You deserve to be appreciated for identifying and courageously highlighting the issues that plague India. We stand by you in letter and spirit.”

The Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated disciplinary action against the officer for expressing his views on the growing rape incidents in the country on social media platform.

The officer is presently doing a mid-career course in Harvard University.

 

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