Dr. Shah Faesal is an independent politician and former Indian bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir. In 2009, he became the first Kashmiri to top the Indian Civil Services Examination. He resigned from the Indian bureaucracy on 9 January 2019 citing "unabated killings" in Kashmir among other things. On 4 February 2019, Shah Faesal began his political life by giving a public speech in his hometown of Kupwara. Shortly after on 16 March 2019 he announced that he would be launching his own political party, the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM).
Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) vice-president and social activist Shehla Rashid was trolled for covering her head at the launch of former IAS officer Shah Faesal’s party in.. IndiaTimes - Published