Kashmiri Politician Going Abroad Detained At Delhi Airport

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New Delhi: Shah Faesal, the Kashmiri IAS topper who quit the civil services for politics, was detained at Delhi airport on Wednesday, reportedly when he was about to fly to Istanbul.

Faesal was then sent back to Srinagar, where he was placed under house arrest under the Public Safety Act, NDTV reported.

Faesal has been sharply critical on social media about the Centre’s move to scrap Article 370. On Tuesday, he tweeted: “Kashmir will need a long, sustained, non-violent political mass movement for restoration of political rights. Abolition of Article 370 has finished the mainstream. Constitutionalists are gone. So you can either be a stooge or a separatist now. No shades of grey.”

In another controversial tweet, Faesal had said: “There is no Eid. Kashmiris across the world are mourning the illegal annexation of their land.” He was accused by critics of sedition.

Faesal (35) is the latest J&K politician to be placed under house arrest. Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been under arrest since August 4, as part of a security clampdown.

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