Complaint against Kashmiri activist for trying to ‘incite violence in country’

New Delhi: A criminal complaint has been filed with the Delhi police against JNU scholar-turned-Kashmiri activist Shehla Rashid seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against the Indian Army and the Government of India.

The complaint has been filed by Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava. News Meter is in the access of the complaint copy in which it has been stated that Shehla was deliberately and intentionally spreading the ‘fake news’ with the intention to ‘incite violence in the country.’

It has also been alleged that Shehla was trying to malign the image of the Indian Army on the national and international level. Shehla allegedly intended to create unrest in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of country and promote disharmony, enmity, hatred and ill-will among different groups and also allegedly tried to provoke breach of peace in our country.

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The complainant has alleged that Shehla intended to excite disaffection towards the Government of India, which is prima facie an offence of sedition under Section 124-A IPC.

He also alleged in the complaint copy that the former JNU students union leader has committed offences of ‘promoting enmity between the classes’ under Sections 153, 153-A, 504 and 505 of Indian Penal Code (IPC); Information Technology Act, 2002 among others.

This comes after Shehla, in a series of tweets on Sunday, described the current situation in Kashmir and blamed the Armed Forces for ‘torturing’ civilians.

However, the Indian Army denied the allegations and said that the allegations were “baseless.”

Bhartendhu Sharma

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