Former IAS Shah Faesal advises PM to ban VHP, Bajrang Dal, other extremist groups after Lucknow Incident

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Srinagar, Mar 7: Reacting sharply to thrashing of a Kashmiri by saffron-clad members of a right wing outfit in the Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban VHP, Bajrang Dal and other extremist organisations.

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Mr Faesal, the first Kashmiri IAS topper, also appealed to United Nations (UN) and US Department of State to designate these (VHP, Bajrang Dal) as terrorist organisations.

Mr Faesal wrote on micro-blogging site twitter, ”These fringe groups have destroyed the secular fabric of the country. “Kashmiris are their latest target. I request @PMOIndia to ban VHP, Bajrang Dal and other extremist organisations. @UN @StateDept should also designate these as terrorist orgs.”

Mr Faesal had resigned in January 2019 from civil services to protest against what he called the ‘unabated killings in the state and lack of any sincere reach-out from the Union Government’. The former IAS officer is expected to contest Lok Sabha election though he has not joined any political party.

A video, in which three persons in saffron outfit were seen thrashing a Kashmiri dry fruit seller in Lucknow in Utter Pradesh, has gone viral on social media, drawing severe criticism in the valley.

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