Monga defends Shah Faesal

Srinagar, Jul 11: While terming 2010 IAS topper Shah Faesal as proud son of soil, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice president and MLC G N Monga Thursday said instead of appreciating him for voicing concern over a grave issue like rape, he is being hounded.
In a statement, he said civil servants too live in a society and they cannot stay completely detached from social issues. “What Shah Faesal said about rising incidents of rape in south Asia is a reality for which he should have been appreciated. But instead, he is being targeted for speaking truth,” he said.
“The BJP-led government seems to prefer to try to silence criticism of the country’s widespread rape culture than do anything to reduce it. When an upright officer like Shah Faesal tried to address the issue on social media, the government turns around and makes an attempt to silence him. What kind of a message does that send out to millions of victims of every day patriarchy, misogyny and sexual violence?” he asked.
Monga said Shah Faesal has not done any violation to the service rules for which explanation has been sought from him. “He is proud son of soil and a role model for Kashmiri youth.” (KNS)