Srinagar: Abdul Rashid Shora, father of Former JNU leader Shehla Rashid, in his letter to the DGP, claimed that he was offered Rs 3 crore to urge Shehla to hitch the JKPM, which the cash was offered by former J&K MLA Engineer Rashid and businessman Zahoor Watali, both of whom are currently in jail in reference to a militancy-related case being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
“They offered me Rs 3 crore for Shehla to hitch those notorious people. As I felt that the cash is coming from illegal channels and shall be used for unlawful activities, I didn’t take the cash, and later asked my daughter to not enjoys any such transactions with these people,” he said within the letter.
However, Shora claimed that despite his objections, Shehla allegedly went ahead with the offer, asking him to “not disclose anything” because it could put his “life in danger”.
“I have a robust belief that anti-national activities are happening in my house, the characters involved during this plan are my daughters, my wife and Shehla’s security man named Sakib Ahmad, who lately threatened me together with his pistol for my resistance to Shehla for her activities,” he said.
After her father claims ‘threat to life from family’, Shehla Rashid reveals tale of domestic abuse, Abdul Rashid Shora wrote to J&K Police DGP posing for security cover, but Shehla Rashid says it had been his way of responding to a restraining order from a court.
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Abdul Rashid Shora, father of former Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) leader and prominent student activist Shehla Rashid, Monday sought security cover from Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, citing a “threat to his life” from his daughters and wife, and alleging they were completing “anti-national” activities.
However, during a written statement released Monday evening, Shehla Rashid rejected the claims, saying her “biological father” was responding during this manner to a restraining order issued by a court against him for indulging in violence.
This is often not a political matter, because it has been happening ever since I came to senses. Shehla also shared a replica of the restraining order, also a 2005 document during which an area welfare community had requested her father to satisfy them, as he had been reported for threatening, abusing, misbehaving and using inappropriate language with relations. A policeman, however, said on the condition of anonymity that the force had not taken any cognizance of the complaint by Shora yet.
“The allegations are of great nature, but from preliminary findings, it appears to be a case of violence that possesses out of hand,” said the officer.
Shehla in her statement revealed that her mother, in fact, had been a victim of violence for years. “Many of you want to have encountered a video of my biological father making wild allegations against me and my mum & sis. To stay it short and straight, he’s a wife-beater and an abusive, depraved man. We finally decided to act against him, and this stunt may be a reaction thereto,” she said.
“As we mourn the loss of an in depth loved one, it’s extremely sad that my father, Mr. Abdul Rashid Shora, has chosen this point to level absolutely disgusting, baseless allegations against me, my mother and my sister,” the previous vice-president of the Nehru University Students’ Union said.
“Although this is often a family matter, I’m compelled to reply because the allegations made are of very serious nature. The very fact of the matter is that my mother, my sister and that I have filed a complaint of violence with the court under which my father — who has been abusive towards us for as long as we will remember — has been restrained from entering home on 17-11-2020. The false allegation he’s making are a reaction thereto. My mother has tolerated abuse, violence and mental torture all her life. She has been quiet for the sake of respect of the family,” she continued.
“When my sister and that I were kids, we were unable to guard our mother. Now that we’ve started speaking up against his physical and mental abuse, he has started abusing us too. I even have also filed an FIR in September. Request everyone to not take him seriously and allow us to mourn in peace,” Shehla added.