My name being dragged unnecessarily: Shah Faesal
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Dec 1: Ex-JNU student leader and a former leader of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement Shehla Rashid on Tuesday termed the allegations leveled against her by her own father, Abdul Rashid Shora as baseless.
Reacting to the allegations in a tweet she said: “Many of you must have come across a video of my biological father making wild allegations against me and my mum & sis. To keep it short and straight, he’s a wife-beater and an abusive, depraved man. We finally decided to act against him, and this stunt is a reaction to that.”
“Whatever allegations have been made against me by my father are baseless,” Shehla said.
She added, “First of all, I don’t regard it as an allegation because it is like a fictional story. It would have been an allegation if there was any proof or document. It is nonsense and false.”
She said, on the contrary, she had given a statement on how her father has been involved in violence against her, her mother and sister.
Meanwhile, Shah Faesal in a series of tweets lamented that his name is being dragged unnecessarily into the controversy. “As far as my name has been dragged into the family dispute of a former colleague, I want to make it clear that I have neither met nor consulted any of the terror accused persons, directly or indirectly, not to speak of seeking their support or benefitting from them.”
In another tweet he said: “While I know the perils of public life, I feel extremely sad to see my name being dragged into something with which I am not even remotely associated. I will be glad to go before Jammu Kashmir Police, NIA CBI, ED and assist in the investigation if required.”
It’s in place to mention here that Shehla’s father, Abdul Rashid Shora, has alleged that he is facing a life threat to life from his daughter.
In a letter to the Jammu and Kashmir DGP, Shora said, “I am under a constant threat to life from my daughter Shehla Rashid Shora who is supported by my elder daughter Asma and wife Zubaida as well as her security guard Sakib Ahmad. This started in 2017 when Shehla all of a sudden joined Kashmir politics.”
“I was called by one Zahoor Vatali—arrested in a militant funding case under UAPA in August 2017—and former MLA Rasheed Engineer at his residence in Srinagar in June2017. They offered me Rs 3 crore for Shehla to join them,” he claimed.
Abdul Rashid said that he had asked his daughter not to take this money because it was coming from illegal channels and would be used for unlawful activities. But his daughter later told him that she took the money and threatened him not to disclose anything about this transaction to anybody as it can put his life in danger, he claimed.
He in his letter has alleged that anti-national activities were going on at his house and his daughter even tried to throw him out requesting the DGP to provide him with security cover.
Shora also mentioned the name of former bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal and jailed politician Er Rasheed in his letter.