Abdul Rashid Shora, father of separatist-activist and long-time freeloader Shehla Rashid has come out in the open and levelled some shocking allegations against her. Abdul Rashid has alleged that Shehla, in cahoots with her mother and sister, poses a threat to his life and are together involved in “anti-national activities”. In line with the same, Shora has now written to J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh citing a threat to his life from Shehla, her sister and mother and their security guard. Shehla’s father has also demanded a probe into the NGOs being run by her and the bank accounts of his daughters and their mother, while additionally demanding personal security for himself.
Apart from allegedly threatening the life of her father, Shehla Rashid also, according to the letter, took a sum of Rs. 3 crores from a Kashmiri businessman. “She had taken Rs three crore to join politics in Kashmir from (former MLA) Engineer Rashid and (businessman) Zahoor Watali (both of whom were arrested last year by the National Investigation Agency for their alleged involvement in terror funding case),” PTI quoted Shora as saying.
In his letter to DGP Dilbag Singh, Shora also sought “investigations into the conduct of Sakib and his associated, bank details of Shehla Rashid, Asma Rashid, Zubaida and Sakib, property acquired by them at New Delhi, their e-mail accounts and their mysterious financial dealings with Feroz Peerzada, Zahoor Vatali and Rashid Engineer and notorious activities being done by them in the name of Empowerment of Women and Social Justice NGO.”
It must be remembered that Shehla Rashid is notoriously known for being an anti-India element and a rabid Islamist. Rashid, who is a former JNUSU Vice President, shot to limelight after her purported involvement in the Afzal Guru commemoration event organised in JNU by like-minded freeloaders in 2016. For her very father to now accuse her and his family of being involved in anti-national activities, as such, should not come as a major shock.
Shehla Rashid expectedly, on her part, has denied all the allegations levelled by her father. She has also said that the letter by Abdul Rashid comes in the backdrop of a restraining order issued against him on November 17, which bars the man from entering his house. Shehla in her statement alleged that her mother had been a victim of domestic violence for years. “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,” she said.
2) This is not a political matter, as it has been going on ever since I came to senses.
Exhibit 1: Letter to him from Mohalla Committee in 2005 asking him not to abuse us. pic.twitter.com/bgpCNyW3e3
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) November 30, 2020
“When my sister and I were kids, we were unable to protect our mother. Now that we have started speaking up against his physical and mental abuse, he has started abusing us too. I have also filed an FIR in September. Request everyone not to take him seriously and let us mourn in peace,” Shehla added.
The allegations made by Abdul Rashid, however, keeping in mind Shehla Rashid’s illustrious history, merit an investigation. Further, if crores of rupees were borrowed by Shehla allegedly under the premise of joining a redundant and non-starter political outfit – Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, where did the funds actually go? 3 crore rupees is no joke, and Shehla’s financial dealings must be brought under the scanner for the safety of Indians in Jammu and Kashmir.