Shehla Rashid has alleged that Armed forces are entering the house, picking up the boys and even ransacking the houses.
New Delhi| Activist and politician Shehla Rashid has found herself in trouble once again. This time for allegedly spreading fake news about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Shehla Rashid, a leader of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement had claimed that Indian Army soldiers are committing atrocities on the youth of J&K. She had tweeted alleging that the forces are invading into houses and picking up young boys. However, the Indian Army has rejected the allegation calling it “fake news”.
Indian Army said that allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. “Such unverified and fake news are spread by inimical elements and organization to incite the unsuspecting population,” it said.
In a series of tweets, Shehla Rashid had made several allegations and recorded observations allegedly from people coming from Kashmir. She had alleged that Jammu and Kashmir police has no authority in the state and everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces.
“People are saying that J&K Police has no authority on law & order situation. They’ve been rendered powerless. Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces.”
“One SHO was transferred on the complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can’t be seen on them.”
She further said that Armed forces are entering the house, picking up the boys and even ransacking the houses.
9) Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc.
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) August 18, 2019
She further said that four men were called into the Army camp and were “interrogated” (tortured). She even alleged that a mic was kept close to them so that the entire area could hear them scream, and be terrorised. “This created an environment of fear in the entire area,” she said.
Police deny allegation:
Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh said that false rumours are being spread about some incidents in Rajouri, Gujjar Nagar. Rumours are also being spread about the strike in Jammu, claiming that there is a long queue at the petrol pump, which is completely baseless. He said that no such incident has happened, due to technical fault 2G internet is temporarily interrupted, which is being rectified soon, they are strictly dealing with rumour mongers.