Indian Army rejects Shehla Rashid's allegations on Kashmir situation as 'unverified and fake news', calls them 'baseless'

The Indian Army rejected Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them 'baseless'

Asian News International August 19, 2019 11:12:37 IST
Indian Army rejects Shehla Rashid's allegations on Kashmir situation as 'unverified and fake news', calls them 'baseless'
  • The Indian Army on Sunday rejected Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them 'baseless'

  • 'Such unverified and fake news is spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population,' the Army stated

  • In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said, 'People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation'

New Delhi: The Indian Army on Sunday rejected Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them "baseless".

Indian Army rejects Shehla Rashids allegations on Kashmir situation as unverified and fake news calls them baseless

File image of Shehla Rashid. News18

"Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news is spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population," the army stated.

In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said, "People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation. They have 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."

In another post, she wrote, "Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc."

Rashid also claimed that in Shopian, four 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," she wrote.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that over 190 primary schools will re-open today in Srinagar, besides restoring "full functionality" of government offices across Kashmir valley.

"We have a plan of reopening over 190 primary schools in Srinagar district alone," Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, Rohit Kansal said while addressing a press conference.
He said the process of easing of prohibitory orders and providing relaxations continued on Sunday as well.

Kansal said the relaxations were provided in 50 police stations on Sunday as against 35 police stations on Saturday, and the duration in the relaxation was increased from six hours to eight hours.

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