Over the resignation of Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday took a dig at the BJP-led central government and said the world will take note of "his cry of anguish and defiance".
The former home and finance minister, in a series of tweets, claimed whatever Faesal had said was an indictment of the Narendra Modi government.
"Though sad, I salute Mr Shah Faesal IAS (now resigned). Every word of his statement is true and is an indictment of the BJP government. The world will take note of his cry of anguish and defiance," he said.
Faesal who has resigned from the civil services, on Wednesday, attributed his decision to the "unabated killings in Kashmir", the central government's "lack of sincere" efforts to reach out to the Kashmiris and the "marginalisation of the Indian Muslims".
"Such statements from our fellow citizens must make us hang our heads in regret and shame," Chidambaram said.
Faesal is the first Kashmiri IAS topper.