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People are dragged and tortured in Kashmir, says Shehla Rashid

Jammu And Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 19: Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement leader Shehla Rashid has accused the Indian Army of “torturing” locals in the garb of “interrogating” them and creating an “environment of fear” in Shopian, located in southern Kashmir.

The Indian Army rejected claims made by activist and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement leader Shehla Rashid and termed her allegations as ‘baseless’.

The Modi government claimed that people are enthusiast over the removal of Article in Jammu and Kashmir , then why there are restrictions imposed on the people of the region , entire communication blackout and there are reports of  human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir as Internet and cell phones remain blocked in Kashmir.

Earlier authorities announced that restriction sin some places will be lifted on August 19 but Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik’s adviser K Vijaya Kumar said that the stringent and prolonged restrictions on communications and movement in the restive state was put in place with the intention to avoid any loss of life.
Authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Srinagar on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and the police. Dozens are said to have been injured in the clashes.

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

Telephone landlines were restored in parts of the city on Saturday after a 12-day blackout.

In a series of tweets, Rashid made ten allegations including torture based on “things that people coming from Kashmir say about the situation.

Shehla 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 complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can’t be seen on them.”

People have been dragged from their homes, arrested and tortured and as a news agency has quoted that 4000-6000 people have been taken into custody in Kashmir after Article370 has been abrogated.

Rashid, the activist tweeted on Sunday that the armed forces were “entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice.

 

The Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava filed a criminal complaint against activist and politician Shehla Rashid on Monday, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading “fake news”.

Demanding immediate arrest and stringent action against Rashid, Srivastava said her comments incited dissatisfaction towards the Government of India, which is prima facie an offence of Sedition under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

 

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