Omar Abdullah condemns action against IAS topper Faesal over ‘Rapistan’ remark

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : — Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned action being taken against 2010 batch IAS topper Shah Faesal for his ‘Rapistan’ tweet.
Talking to media, Abdullah said to question Faesal’s honesty and integrity would be ‘incorrect’.
“Shah Faesal raised his voice on the crucial issue of rape. An inquiry has been initiated against him and his integrity and honesty are being questioned, which is incorrect,” Abdullah said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Abdullah took to his Twitter handle and in a series of Tweet condemned the notice issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) against Faesal.
“Looks like the DoPT is determined to chase @shahfaesal out of the civil services. The last line of this page is shocking and unacceptable where they question Faesal’s ‘integrity and honesty’. How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest? How does it make him corrupt?” he Tweeted.
Omar Abdullah

@OmarAbdullah
Looks like DOPT is determined to chase @shahfaesal out of the civil services. The last line of this page is shocking & unacceptable where they question Faesal’s “integrity & honesty”. How is a sarcastic tweet dishonest? How does it make him corrupt?
Shah Faesal

@shahfaesal
Love letter from my boss for my sarcastic tweet against rape-culture in South Asia.
The Irony here is that service rules with a colonial spirit are invoked in a democratic India to stifle the freedom of conscience.
I’m sharing this to underscore the need for a rule change.
“You have no problem when officers from Rajasthan and elsewhere defy “set norms of governance and conduct” yet Faesal’s tweet about rape bothers you. Somehow this doesn’t surprise me at all!” he added.
Omar Abdullah

@OmarAbdullah
You have no problem when officers from Rajasthan & elsewhere defy “set norms of governance & conduct” yet Faesal’s tweet about rape bothers you. Somehow this doesn’t surprise me at all!
Brajesh Kumar Singh

@brajeshksingh
Shah Faisal and @OmarAbdullah on same page, even on defying the set norms of governance and conduct! This is Kashmir and so called great Kashmiriyat! https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/disciplinary-action-initiated-against-2010-ias-topper/articleshow/64937676.cms?utm_campaign=andapp&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=native_share_tray …
The DoPT asked the state to initiate action against Faesal who is presently in the US pursuing a post-graduate course.
“You have allegedly failed to maintain absolute honesty and integrity in the discharge of official duty and thus acted in a manner unbecoming of a public servant,” the DoPT said in the notice.
Faesal, the first from the Valley to top the civil services exam, posted a tweet saying, “Population +patriarchy +illiteracy +alcohol +porn +technology +anarchy = rapistan”. (ANI)