Former IAS Officer who quit service and launched his own political party in Occupied Kashmir turns out to be big admirer of Pakistani PM Khan

SRINAGAR - Former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal launched his party link- the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement - here on Sunday, DNA has reported.

He praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for their "political commitment".

"I praise both of them because even after facing so many challenges in politics they never bowed down," he said.

Faesal had quit government service in January this year as a mark of protest against the "unabated killings" in Kashmir and "lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union government."

He had also alleged "insidious attacks on the special identity of the Jammu and Kashmir and growing culture of intolerance and hate in the mainland India in the name of hypernationalism.

"Speaking at the launch of his political quarter, Faesal said, "I went into civil service to help people but the situation in the state has made me switch my path and I am entering into politics."