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Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launches new party

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Former (IAS) launched his party - the People's Movement - here on Sunday.

Faesal had quit government service in January this year as a mark of protest against the "unabated killings" in and "lack of any sincere reach-out from the " He had also alleged "insidious attacks on the special identity of the and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland in the name of hypernationalism."

Speaking at the launch of his political quarter, Faesal said, "I went into civil service to help people but the situation in the state has made me switch my path and I am entering into "

He also praised and for their "political commitment". "I praise both of them because even after facing so many challenges in they never bowed down," he said.

The vision document of the party stated that the People's Movement "shall pursue a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir problem as per the will and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir State." The party aims at achieving "sustainable peace" in the state and has also pledged to open the "ancient Silk Route civilization so that Jammu and Kashmir can reemerge as a corridor of peace between various South Asian neighbours."

In an effort to emerge as an inclusive outfit, the party seeks "political representation for under-represented communities like Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians and Kashmiri Pandits."

(JNU) student also joined the

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:22 IST
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