IAS officer calls India a Rapistan


Shah Faesal is a brilliant IAS officer. He is so brilliant that he topped the UPPSC exams of 2009. He is so brilliant that he is on study leave in Harvard University. Shah has recently tweeted - “Patriarchy + Population + Illiteracy + Alcohol + Porn + Technology + Anarchy = Rapistan.” This tweet has of course embarrassed his officials. The Centre’s Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has labelled the tweet as “prima facie in contravention of the extant provision of the All India Service (Conduct Rules) 1968, All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969.” But Shah doesn’t seem to step back on his comments. He has given repartee with another tweet- “Love letter from my boss for my sarcastic tweet against rape-culture in South Asia. The Irony here is that service rules with a colonial spirit are invoked in a democratic India to stifle the freedom of conscience. I’m sharing this to underscore the need for a rule change.”