Shehla asserts she stands by her IOK HR abuses comments » Kashmir Media Service

New Delhi, August 23 (KMS): Former Vice President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union and noted Kashmiri political activist, Shehla Rasheed, has asserted that she stands by her comments about human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

On August 18, Shehla Rasheed had said that the Indian troops were indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in the occupied territory.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi Shehla said, all she has said is based on authentic conversations with people who have come from Kashmir and have absolutely no reason to lie. “I have given a lot of statements not just one. People are running out of LPG cylinders, cooking gas in Kashmir,” she added.

Shehla Rasheed said, if the Indian Army initiates an inquiry, she will depose before them and will give them the particulars of the incidents where they have happened. “Let them initiate an inquiry and if what I am saying is found to be true, then the Indian Army should give an assurance that the guilty will be punished,” she said.

When asked by a reporter to give evidence for the claims she made on Twitter, Shehla Rasheed said, “Why should I give evidence to you? Why shouldn’t I tweet? Has it been banned under the Modi-government? You should go to Kashmir and show what’s happening on the ground. Indulging in hooliganism here will not serve any purpose. You are not showing what I am saying. I have not indulged in any rumour-mongering.

Shehla said, she stands by her statement. “There’s torture… gross human rights violations happening in Kashmir. If you want to become the government’s spokesperson, please be. I am not a government spokesperson. Please go and seek a post in the BJP headquarters and contest elections,” she said to one of the reporters.

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