IAS Officer, Ex JNU Student Leader Withdraw Article 370 Petitions
IAS officer Shah Faesal and former student leader Shehla Rashid Shora have withdrawn petitions they filed before Supreme Court challenging the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud today allowed Mr Faesal and Ms Shora to withdraw their petitions
Ms Faesal first hit headlines in 2009 by topping the civil services entrance exam UPSC - the first Kashmiri to do so.
In a Facebook post, he accused the centre of marginalising Indian Muslims and subverting public institutions.
He then launched a political party, Jammu & Kashmir Peoples' Movement.
Mr Kumar is now a Congress leader. Umar Khalid is in jail in connection with a Delhi riots case.
Mr Faesal was among the Kashmir leaders detained after the centre scrapped Article 370, which granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
In August 2020, the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples' Movement announced that Mr Faesal was relieved as a party member on his request.