‘I might prefer to resign sooner than later’
Director Education, Shah Faesal Wednesday took to Facebook to lash out at mainstream Indian media for its “propagandistic and provocative” coverage of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir valley.
“By juxtaposing my photos with the images of a slain militant commander, a section of national media has once again fallen back upon its conventional savagery that cashes on falsehoods, divides people and creates more hatred,” reads Faisal’s Facebook post.
“At a moment when Kashmir is mourning its dead, the propaganda and provocation being dished out from red and blue newsrooms is breeding more alienation and anger in Kashmir than what Indian state can manage.”
Hailing from a remote village in Kupwara district, Faesal became the first Kashmiri ever to top the coveted IAS exam.
“Personal vulnerability apart, the very fact of becoming a part of a ridiculous debate is something which has disturbed me very much. Have I joined IAS to do a job or to become a part of your sadistic propaganda machine? In fact when I qualified this exam I never thought of spending my whole life scratching the desk and if this nonsense around me continues, I might prefer to resign sooner than later,” he added.
“I am adding to what my younger colleague Yasin Chaudhary had said earlier in his Facebook post. ZeeNews Aaj Tak Times Now and NewsX are not going to tell you the truth about Kashmir. Please mind your head. And then, when a state kills and maims its own citizens, it’s self-injury and self-decimation of the worst sort. No Government can distance itself from the pain of its people and all out efforts are being made to contain this crisis and reach out to youth. It is going to take time.”