The estranged father of former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student and so-called student activist, Shehla Rashid, has accused her of taking a huge amount of money for joining politics in the Kashmir valley.
Denying the statement, Shehla Rashid took on Twitter to write that her father’s statement is “absolutely disgusting and baseless”. She added that her father is a “wife-beater” and she and her family had complained about the same to the police. Irked by the complaint, my “biological father”, she said, is accusing me of such things.
Notably, Ms Rashid added that a court earlier has barred Abdul Rashid Shora (Ms Rashid’s father) from entering into their Srinagar house on November 17 in response to a complaint filed by the family against him under domestic violence.
“She had taken three crore rupees 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),” Mr Shora claimed.
To note, Shehla is a founding member of JK Political Movement initiated by IAS topper turned politician Shah Faesal. However, she had announced her “dissociation with the electoral mainstream in Kashmir” last year.
Her father went on to demand a probe into the NGOs being run by Ms Rashid, and the bank accounts of his daughters and their mother.
Defending herself, Ms Rashid, asking everyone to not take him seriously, wrote, “My mother has tolerated abuse, violence and mental torture all her life. She has kept quiet for the sake of respect for the family…now that we have started speaking up against his physical and mental abuse, he has started abusing us too”.