Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Rajnath Singh chants 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' with jawans at Bum La Pass in Arunachal Pradesh | BJP to hold nationwide protests against Rahul Gandhi over false Rafale claims on Saturday | L-G Girish Chandra Murmu hints at state Assembly polls, says election process to begin 'soon' | Medical College at Parul University is now part of one of the key National Task Force Projects of ICMR on “ Sickle cell Anaemia” | Highways closed as higher reaches of Kashmir receive fresh snow | Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh likely to receive heavy rains today | Parliamentary Panel To Review Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh Situation Today | Russia will deliver S-400 missiles to India as planned: President Vladimir Putin | Pakistan - a DNA of terrorism: India's reply over false propaganda on Kashmir at UNESCO | Now, Kashmir netas dream of becoming 'advisors' | In a first, Govt installing CCTV Cameras in public dealing offices | Just in 100 days, Kashmir-centric leaders become irrelevant | Applicants facing hurdles, no Second Appellate Authority so far | PDD recovers only Rs 20,000 cr power tariff against purchase of Rs 40,000 cr | Director Information convenes meeting with Divisional, District Level Officers | Elections in J&K soon, says Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu | Law Commission recommends changes in new recruitment policy in J&K | Job racket busted in Ramban, 2 fraudsters' arrested | DLSA makes defunct PHE filtration plant functional in Udhampur | Congress leader pays tributes to Nehru | Newly elected BDC chairman takes charge | NCP leader welcomes bringing CJI office under RTI | Ghar Singh elected BJP Mandal president | 2 arrested with poppy straw | DM imposes ban on sale, purchase of Crude boilers, other heating appliances | DSHSS demands promotion of Mahanaal site | Major tragedy averted, IED defused on Srinagar-Jammu highway | Shops re-open, public transport back on roads in Kashmir | All services running smoothly at Gulmarg: CEO GDA | Illicit liquor, raw material destroyed | JTC demands advertisement of PM package posts | Vehicle lifter arrested, two stolen cars recovered | Tawi Trekkers to organize short treks | MLZS organizes industrial visit | BJP demands Bharat Ratna for Maharaja Hari Singh | BSF organizes medical camp | Song of movie 'Kashmir-the Final Resolution'' released | Court works remain suspended for 10th consecutive day | AG Foundation celebrates Nehru's birthday | Kolkata Film Festival screens 'Lihaaf' | New map of India is raising heat in Pakistan and China | Are you Vitamin D deficient? | GDC RS Pura organizes valedictory function | Ceasefire violations may end in war between Pak and India | GDC Bishnah organizes interactive session | KPS celebrates 550th birth Aniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji | KNIT organizes on spot painting competition | 25th Men, 11th Women Senior J&K Wrestling Championship commenced | Sikh organizations condemns exclusion of various regional languages in recruitment process | 86,000 Elementary Teachers to be trained | Court rejects bail in seditious case | Over 200 officers from J-K, Ladakh to be given training on good governance | Div Com reviews water supply, sanitation scenario of Budgam | ABVP stages protest demands action against police administration | DC Srinagar visits control rooms set up by departments in late evening inspection | AJKPC puts J&K govt on legal notice over 'Rs 1,000 cr' MGNREGA liabilities | Five injured as Pak troops violate ceasefire in Tangdhar | Newly sanctioned Degree Colleges: Div Com Jammu reviews land acquisition | Focus on improving Learning Outcomes: Comm Secy to Teachers | 'Even paralysis could not diminish spirit of a teacher' | Lt. Governor Directs for earliest restoration of electrical lines in the Valley | Khan, Sharma appointed advisors of J&K LG | Candidates with lower merits can't be shortlisted for other notifications: HC | School children in J&K to get free health checkup twice a year | Despite rain, Kashmir highway through; Leh, Mughal roads closed | JKPCC celebrates birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru | KC Public School wins several medals in Jitsu Championship | JUVC Inaugurates Teachers, officers Club | J&K Grameen Bank ranked first among all RRBs across country for FY 2018-19 | SPMR College celebrates Guru Nanak's birth anniversary | Army distributes warm clothes among orphans | Rotary club organises medical camp, Diabetes awareness programme | JU player represents India at Taipei | Back Issues  
news details
IAS Faesal vouches for right to self-determination and walks free
Is India a banana republic?
1/4/2019 11:09:33 PM
Early Times Report
jammu, Jan 4: Is India a state or a banana republic where one can even preach secession and goes scot-free? The manner in which Shah Faesal, an IAS of 2010 batch and presently Director, School Education, Kashmir, conducted himself the other day and the manner in which the Union Government apparently ignored what he said in writing do suggest that there is something fundamentally wrong with the Indian state.
The case in point is what Faesal, along with Mehboob Makhdoomi, wrote in a national daily Indian Express (Jan 3). They in their article "A paradox in the Valley", among other things, wrote: "The perception that it is not ballot but the deep-state that changes regimes in Kashmir must end. In the true spirit of free speech, public debate must be allowed to include the whole range of issues, from governance to regional aspirations to issues of minority communities like the Kashmiri Pandits and, most importantly, the right to self-determination. That is how the environment of suffocation and siege can end in Kashmir".
What Faesal and Makhdoomi wrote was undoubtedly seditious in nature. Leave aside the fact that they didn't say that the talk of right to self-determination was conditional: Pakistan will vacate the aggression, India would maintain law and order in the areas to be vacated and plebiscite would be organized across the state as it existed on August 15, 1947, and not region-wise or district-wise. (Since Pakistan refused to vacate the aggression, ceded over 5,000 sq km area in the Gilgit-Baltistan region to China and changed the status of Gilgit-Baltistan, the UN resolution of August 13, 1948 that talked about the right to self-determination became invalid and infructuous.)
That Faesal continues to walk free should clear all the cobwebs of confusion and establish that the Indian state is not a state in the real sense of the term. And, it was not the first occasion, when Shah Faesal made controversial statements in writing. He did so in the past a number of times. Had the Union Home Minister and the PMO acted on time and nipped the evil in the bud, things would have been somewhat different and Faesal would not have written and said what he wrote and what he said while being in service flouting all service rules.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center