Shah Faesal withdraws plea challenging abrogation of Article 370

NEW DELHI — IAS officer Shah Faesal has withdrawn his petition from the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential order to scrap Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Bar & Bench reported.

Faesal was among 23 petitioners who had challenged the Government of India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian constitution that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Faesal’s decision to withdraw the petition comes months after he was taken back into the Indian Administrative Service in April this year and appointed Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.

Faesal resigned from service in protest in 2019 to float his own political party in Jammu and Kashmir. However, his resignation had never been accepted by the GoI and he withdrew it later.