A video has become viral on social networking sites in Kashmir in which president of Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) Qayoom Wani has made indecent remarks against Indian Administrative Services (IAS) topper and state director, education, Shah Faesal.
In an undated video, Wani called Faesal a “chocolate boy” while addressing his forum’s members in Srinagar: Watch the video here:
Is this the way President of Teachers Forum should be have. …. see the bad language he is using against Dr Shah Faesal… He calls himself Jagirdaar which indicates he wants to enforce Jagaardari nizaam in our state through his forum… Mera sir sharam say jhukh gayaa aaj…. We all must condemn this statement and demand an unconditional apology frm #qayoom #wani
Posted by Umaan Omar on Saturday, 23 January 2016
Faesal was appointed director education by late Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, and he worked closely with the former education minister Nayeem Akther to bring reforms in the educational sector in the state.
Wani was angry by the department’s move to transfer many teachers associated with the forum.
Faesal on different occasions has called the forum “a mafia.”
Nayeem Akther expressed his ‘deep regret’ over the video. He said that public discourse has touch a new low.
Akther said that it becomes a societal crisis when it is led by a teacher against the son of another teacher, who has distinguished himself as one of the best statements the Kashmiri society has made in recent history.
People in the valley have demanded action against the teacher’s leader for his remarks.
However, Wani distanced himself from the video and called it a fabricated video. “My speech was not against Faesal, but the government policies,” he said.
Nayeem Akther in his tenure as education minister took bold steps like screening test of teachers to see whether they were capable of delivering properly. The move had upset a lot of teachers as they thought that their polices are against them.
On Facebook, Faesal said he didn’t join IAS to make fortunes or make friends with the evil. He wrote:
Faesal has proved to be an asset for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. After he topped the UPSC exams, more and more students are now clearing the civil service examination with each passing year.