Published On : Sat, Jul 16th, 2016

Kashmir’s first IAS topper slams media for ‘sadistic propaganda’

16lead2Kashmirs first topper in the Indian civil services examination on Friday accused a section of the electronic media of “pitching one Kashmiri against another and breeding more alienation” in the state rocked by violence over the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani.

He also threatened to quit his government post as the director in the education department if media did not stop drawing the comparison.

Shah Faesal, whose success in the 2009 civil services exams has turned him into a role-model for Kashmiri, vented his anger in a Facebook post after a section of media juxtaposed his images with the slain militant commander to highlight what they said were two sides of the 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, the 33-year-old IAS officer wrote.