SHIMLA, Jan. 12 -- Shah Faesal, the Kashmiri IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir who recently announced his resignation from bureaucracy, said on Friday he would not join the separatist Hurriyat Conference or any other party for now but would contest the upcoming election in the state. Addressing a media conference in Srinagar, Faesal said, "I am a man from the system and would be happy to change the system by remaining in it.

"Since the Hurriyat does not subscribe to electoral politics, there is little scope for me to put my administrative skill and experience into practice by joining the Hurriyat," said Faesal.

He said that it was time to 'reimagine' the mainstream politics in Jammu and Kashmir and bring the vocabulary of Azadi and plebisc...