Freelance protestor-turned-politician Shehla Rashid, who has an illustrious career of peddling fake news, has now been exposed by the Indian Army after she toed the line of Pakistani propaganda against the security forces.
In a series of tweets, Rashid had alleged that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is grim and that the armed forces are using excessive force on the Kashmiris.
10) In Shopian, 4 men were called into the Army camp and “interrogated” (tortured). 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.
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) August 18, 2019
She said that the Jammu and Kashmir Police have no authority on law and order situation and are rendered powerless. She then accused the Indian Army of entering houses in middle of the night, picking up boys and ransacking the homes, deliberately mixing oil with rice. Furthering her propaganda, she had also claimed that the armed forces had picked up four who were then taken into the Army camp. “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,” added Shehla Rashid.
However, the Indian Army rejected allegations made by Shehla Rashid regarding the situation in the Jammu and Kashmir and called it “baseless”.
“Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified & fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population,” said Indian Army.
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
Shehla Rashid, like most of the other members of the anti-India brigade, seems to have got upset after the successful integration of Jammu and Kashmir and were attempting to stoke fear and incite violence by spreading false information.
However, the Indian Army has now called out the pro-Pakistan agenda propagated by Shehla Rashid while stating that the inimical elements like Shehla are spreading ‘unverified and fake news’ to incite unsuspecting population.
In the meanwhile, Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava has filed a criminal complaint against Shehla Rashid for her comments, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against Indian Army and the government. The complaint says that she has prima facie committed offence of sedition under Section 124-A of IPC. It also says that Rashid has further committed offences of ‘promoting enmity between the classes’ under Sections 153, 153-A, 504, 505 of IPC.
After being pushed into irrelevance, a frustrated Shehla Rashid had brazenly defended Kashmiris embracing the path of terrorism while pinning the blame on India for the same.
As normalcy is prevailing in the Jammu and Kashmir, a certain anti-India establishment within the country seems to have got disgruntled and are trying various means to instigate violence against Indians, particularly Hindus in Kashmir.