Former IAS officer Shah Faesal, 35, launched his party, J&K Peoples’ Movement (JKPM), here on Sunday and promised an “end to corrupt system and work towards a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue.”
“I have no magic wand to resolve the Kashmir issue. It’s a long drawn struggle. The issue should be resolved peacefully and in a dignified way, as per the aspirations of people of J&K. I want to become a facilitator and a bridge to reduce the distance between Delhi and Islamabad [for talks],” said Mr. Faesal, who topped IAS examination in 2010 and quit the service in January this year to join politics.
Hundreds of his supporters thronged the launch venue in Srinagar’s Rajbagh chanting the party slogan: ‘ Ab Hawah Badlegi’ (Now winds will change directions).