Omar condemns action against Faesal over ‘Rapistan’ remark

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned action being taken against 2010 batch IAS topper Shah Faesal for his ‘Rapistan’ tweet.

Talking to media, Abdullah said to question Faesal’s honesty and integrity would be ‘incorrect’.

“Shah Faesal raised his voice on the crucial issue of rape. An inquiry has been initiated against him and his integrity and honesty are being questioned, which is incorrect,” Abdullah said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Abdullah took to his Twitter handle and in a series of Tweet condemned the notice issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) against Faesal.

“Looks like the DoPT is determined to chase @shahfaesal out of the civil services. The last line of this page is shocking and unacceptable where they question Faesal’s ‘integrity and honesty’. How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest? How does it make him corrupt?” he Tweeted.

“You have no problem when officers from Rajasthan and elsewhere defy “set norms of governance and conduct” yet Faesal’s tweet about rape bothers you. Somehow this doesn’t surprise me at all!” he added.

The DoPT asked the state to initiate action against Faesal who is presently in the US pursuing a post-graduate course.

“You have allegedly failed to maintain absolute honesty and integrity in the discharge of official duty and thus acted in a manner unbecoming of a public servant,” the DoPT said in the notice.

Faesal, the first from the Valley to top the civil services exam, posted a tweet saying, “Population +patriarchy +illiteracy +alcohol +porn +technology +anarchy = rapistan”. (ANI)