Former IAS officer Shah Faesal will launch his political outfit ‘Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement’ at a function in Rajbagh area of the city on Sunday.
He said the function will be held at Gindun Ground in Rajbagh.
The 2010 batch UPSC topper resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in January this year to protest unabated killings in Kashmir and marginalisation of Indian Muslims.
Faesal had also hit out at the Centre, accusing it of subverting public institutions of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
He said such moves had the potential to decimate the constitutional edifice of the country and the same needed to be stopped.
Since resigning from the service, the former bureaucrat has been interacting with young achievers with an aim of getting them to support his initiative for “corruption-free, clean and transparent” politics in the state.
He had also launched a crowdfunding campaign in January to support his initiative.
Several youngsters and aspiring politicians are expected to join Faesal’s political outfit.
In another interview with the Hindustan Times, Faesal said he had entered the political arena to focus on development in the region. “I have seen how our electoral politics neither responds to the political issues around us nor does it do anything about the bloodshed [in Kashmir],” he said. “I would like to join electoral politics for developmental issue (sic). At the same time I wish to bring a little bit of honesty into electoral politics.”