New Delhi: The Army has rejected the tweet made by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) alumnus leader and Alumni Association vice-president Shehla Rashid about the current situation in Kashmir. Shehla had tweeted in successive tweets saying that the situation in the Kashmir Valley is very bad and security forces are harassing people. Airing Shehla’s claims, the Army has termed these allegations baseless.
What did Shehla say?
Shehla tweeted several and said, ‘Security forces are entering people’s homes at night and picking up boys and vandalizing homes. These people are deliberately spreading ration on the floor and mixing oil with rice. In Shopian, 4 men were called to the army camp and interrogated (tortured). A mic was placed near them so that the whole area could hear their screams, and be terrorized. This created an atmosphere of fear in the entire area.
Indian Army: Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified & fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population. pic.twitter.com/m6CPzSXZmJ
— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
The Indian Army has dismissed Shehla’s claims as baseless and said the allegations made by Shehla Rashid are fake and false. These fake news is being spread by anti-social elements and organizations to incite the peaceful population. Let us tell you that primary schools have opened in Jammu and Kashmir today and the situation is normal in the valley.
Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava has filed a criminal complaint against him after he was accused of spreading fake news against the Indian Army and the government
Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava files a criminal complaint against Shehla Rashid, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against Indian Army and Government of India. pic.twitter.com/TW0SeCl3zQ
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Has already disputed tweet before
This is not the first time Shehla has acted to spread such rumors. In February this year, when the Pulwama terror attack took place, he had tweeted spreading fake information on the situation of Kashmiri students. After which a case was registered against him at Prem Nagar Police Station in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. A case has been registered against Shehla under sections 505, 153 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Shehla was then accused of spreading hatred on the basis of religion.
Gadkari and RSS were also accused
Not only this, Shehla Rashid had also tweeted in June 2018 about Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. In this tweet, he accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Nitin Gadkari of plotting to kill PM Modi. Later, when Nitin Gadkari warned of taking legal action, Shehla defended himself, tweeting it was funny.