Former vice president of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union, Shehla Rashid, has announced her retirement from active politics. Shehla, a Kashmiri student of JNU, has given this information through a tweet. She has said that taking part in the electoral process in Kashmir has to justify the action of the central government in the valley.
Shehla Rashid wrote in a tweet, ‘I separate myself from mainstream politics in Kashmir. The center is doing election drama. Participation in the electoral process in such a situation. The Government of India took the steps in Kashmir will have to be justified. ‘ Earlier in Jammu and Kashmir, Shehla had alleged a human rights violation after they lifted Article 370. Also, she registered a case of sedition against her.
Rashid, while announcing his retirement from politics on Twitter, said, ‘The fight for justice demands little more than telling the truth. They filed a case of treason against me for raising the voice of the Kashmiri people. But this will not stop me from telling the truth. Wherever my voice is necessary, I will raise my voice. Let us know that the elections of Block Development Council (BDC) will be held on October 24 in Jammu and Kashmir. The results will also be announced on the same day.
Controversy over Shehla’s claim
Shehla Rashid is also a Kashmiri herself and originally hails from Srinagar. Also, she has been consistently active against the government on Twitter since they removed Article 370 on August 5. In August, Shehla, tweeting one after the other, claimed worrisome situation in Kashmir. They accused her of forcibly detaining and torturing some people by security forces in Shopian.
Along with the accusations against the security forces, his tweet regarding the situation in Kashmir received a response from the army. The army had dismissed all the allegations made by Shehla, saying that these are baseless and fact fewer claims, in which there is no truth. Military forces and administration say that the situation in Kashmir is peaceful, and the situation is under control.