J&K Govt Revokes Public Safety Act Against Shah Faesal After 10 Months
The Public Safety Act has been removed from former bureaucrat and president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement, Shah Faesal. Faesal has been under house arrest for almost 10 months. He was detained at the International Airport in Delhi on 14 August last year. It is believed that after the withdrawal of PSA, Shah Faisal will be released soon.
Shah Faesal is a 2009 batch UPSC topper and the only person from Jammu and Kashmir to secure the first rank. He was posted in Kashmir but resigned from his post on 9 January 2019 in view of the violence that has continued in the valley for years.
Public Safety Act against ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal revoked by JK administration: Officials— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 3, 2020
He formed his political party named Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement but on 4 August 2019, the Central Government abolished the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Shah Faesal had strongly opposed this decision and also expressed apprehension of his arrest. He was taken into custody just 10 days later.
Apart from Shah Faesal, the Public Safety Act has also been lifted on PDP leaders Sartaj Madani and Pir Mansoor. The last Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti is still under house arrest.