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World will notice Faesal's cry of anguish, defiance: Chidambaram

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Senior on Thursday termed the resignation of Shah Faesal, the first IAS topper, from the (IAS) "sad", saying the world will take note of his cry of anguish and defiance.

"Though sad, I salute IAS (now resigned). Every word of his statement is true and is an indictment of the BJP government. The world will take note of his cry of anguish and defiance," the former tweeted.

Faesal on Wednesday announced that he had quit the coveted service in protest against unabated killings in and against the marginalisation of Indian Muslims by the Hindutva forces, "reducing them to second class citizens".

After topping the civil service exam in 2009, Faesal was allotted the home cadre of He served as District Magistrate, of the state-owned

Sources close to Faesal told IANS that the had sent the mandatory notice to the government about his decision to resign from the service, adding that he was likely to join the National Conference and will contest the election from Baramulla constituency in the

Chidambaram also referred to retired who led the during the insurgency.

"Not long ago, Ribeiro, the legendary police officer, said the same thing, but there was not a word of reassurance from the rulers. Such statements from our fellow citizens must make us hang our heads in regret and shame," the added.



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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 12:06 IST