J&K: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal booked under PSA
Saturday, 15 February 2020 Former IAS officer and chief of Jammu & Kashmir People's Movement Shah Faesal has been booked under the PSA. The JKPM leader, who was bound to fly out of India, was detained at the Delhi airport in August last year and sent back to Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. The former bureaucrat had floated a political outfit after resigning from the IAS.
People's Democratic Party (PDP) leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan and Hussain A Waffa resigned from the party on Monday stating that they feel quite uncomfortable over some of party chief Mehbooba Mufti's flag remark and undesirable utterances especially which hurt patriotic sentiments. "Our national flag is our pride. We have been hurt by her statement. Today, we have shown the people of Jammu and Kashmir that we are secular. There are many party leaders and workers who may resign," said Ved Mahajan. "The nation and the national flag come first, after that comes the states and the political parties. The national flag is our identity", said PDP leader Hussain A Waffa.
Delhi Minister of Health Satyendar Jain on October 26 met Mayors of all the three municipal corporations, who sat on 'dharna' outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. They are protesting over the non-payment of salaries of the employees of the municipal corporation. The Mayors are not ready to move until meeting with CM Kejriwal.
External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Delhi on October 26. Pompeo is in India to participate in the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. The meeting will take place on October 27.
US delegation led by US Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper, met Indian delegation led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on October 26. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present in the meeting. Esper is in India to attend 2+2 ministerial dialogue.