Did Shehla Rashid spread FAKE news on J&K situation?

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Amid tension in Jammu and Kashmir after scraping of Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement leader, Shehla Rashid, in a series of tweets said that “People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation. They have been rendered powerless. Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces. One SHO was transferred on complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can’t be seen on them.”
In another post, she wrote, “Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc.”
Rashid also claimed that in Shopian, four men were called into the “Army camp and “interrogated” (tortured).”
“A mic was kept close to them so that the entire area could hear them scream, and be terrorised. This created an environment of fear in the entire area,” she wrote.

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FACT CHECK

Quashing the claims, the Indian Army rejected Rashid’s allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them ‘baseless’.
“Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population,” the Army was quoted by the newswire ANI.


At the time of the filing of this report, NewsMobile cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the claims made by Rashid. Fact-checkers at NewsMobile, are currently independently checking the veracity of the claims and we will update the report.

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