Shehla Rashid is no stranger to serious accusations, but this time they come from her own father.
Shehla Rashid’s father has approached the police claiming that his life is under threat from her, and she’s getting crores for “anti-national activities.” In a letter addressed to the DGP, J&K, Abdul Rashid Shora says that his daughter was involved with anti-national people, and says that these activities are being carried out from his house. He adds that his life is came under threat when he tried to put a stop to these activities.
“Respected Sir, I, Abdul Rashid Shora father of Shehla Rasheed Shora Ex-JNU Student Leader and General Secretary Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement respectfully submit that I am under a constant threat of my life,” he begins. He adds that he was offered Rs. 3 crore for Shehla to join Kashiri politics by Feroze Peerzada and Zahoor Vatali. He, however, says that he was opposed to her receiving the money. “As I felt that the money is coming from illegal channels and shall he used for unlawful activities, I did not take the money and later asked my daughter to not indulge in any such transactions with these people,” he adds.
He says that Rashid got the amount transferred in cash anyway, and told him that his life would be in danger if he disclosed this to anyone. “She also told me that she has accepted the money and much more is about to come in future and so I need to shut up my mouth,” he writes in the letter.
He adds that his life in danger for opposing Shehla Rashid’s activities. “I have strong belief that there are anti-national activities going on in my house, the characters involved in this plan are my daughters, my wife and Shehla’s security man namely Sakib Ahmad (a downtown locality body who carries a pistol with him and is associated with Shehla since 20171, who lately threatened me with his pistol for my resistance posted to Shehla for her activities,” he writes. He concludes the letter by asking the police to ensure his personal security, and investigate Rashid’s bank accounts.
Shehla Rashid had been thrust into the national spotlight through her role in JNU’s student politics. She’s also attempted to fight elections in Kashmir along with former IAS officer Shah Faisal.
Here is the full text of the letter:
The Director General of Police, J.K, Police Headquarters, Gulshan Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
Subject: – APPLICATION FOR PERSONAL SECURITY FOLLOWING THREAT OF MY LIFE.
Respected Sir, I, Abdul Rashid Shora father of Shehla Rasheed Shora Ex-JNU Student Leader and General Secretary Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement respectfully submit that I am under a constant threat of my life by my daughter Shehla Rashid Shora who is supported by the elder daughter namely Asma Rashid and my wife namely Zubaida Shora as well as her security guard namely Sakib Ahmad. This threat perception started in 2017 when Shehla Rasheed jumped all of a sudden into Kashmir Politics, first when she joined National Conference Party and then Jammu Kashmir People’s Movement Party. For me it was it sudden shock when she had categorically refused in front of me not to take part in JK Politics and at that point of time she was in CPI-M.
Just two months before the arrest of Zahoor Vatali in Terror Funding Case under UAPA, I was called by Zahoor Vatali and Rasheed Engineer (Ex-MLA) at Vatali’s Residence at Sanat Nagar, Srinagar in June 2017 for a sitting and she was in the last semester of her PhD in Sociology, after we met they revealed in front of me the trailer of Launch of JKPM party and urged me extend cooperation to merge Shehla Rashid into their game plan, at that point of time Shah Faisal was in USA on education leave under the patronage of Feroze Peerzada presently President of WOW party and Zahoor Vatali. They offered me during the meeting Rs.3.00 crore for Shehla to join these notorious people. As I felt that the money is coming from illegal channels and shall he used for unlawful activities, I did not take the money and later asked my daughter to not indulge in any such transactions with these people. Despite my resistance I found my wife Zubaida Shora and elder daughter Asma Rashid to be supportive of Shehla and becoming party to this deal alongwith one more boy Sakib Ahmad who is a downtown boy who was introduced to me as her personal security man by Shehla as he used to carry a pistol with him.
After a week when Shehla came to Srinagar from Delhi she confirmed to me that she has got transferred the referred amount at Delhi in cash and there is no need for me to disclose anything regarding this transaction and my meeting with Rasheed Engineer and Zahoor Vatali with anybody, as this can put my life in danger. She also told me that she has accepted the money and much more is about to come in future and so I need to shut up my mouth. Since as a concerned father I strongly objected to my daughter’s decision for joining these notorious people as I felt the money coming will be used for unlawful activities. I have strong belief that there are anti-national activities going on in my house, the characters involved in this plan are my daughters, my wife and Shehla’s security man namely Sakib Ahmad (a downtown locality body who carries a pistol with him and is associated with Shehla since 20171, who lately threatened me with his pistol for my resistance posted to Shehla for her activities. For the continuous resistance that I was posed to Shehla, Sakib and others suspicious persons who frequented my house I wets continuously threatened to leave the house. For my strict stand against these such activities Shehla and her mother hatched conspiracy to throw me out of the house by filing a complaint under the provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act in the Court of 3. Additional Munsiff, Srinagar wherein the said court restrained me from staying in my home. Despite getting a legal remedy from the Court of 2. Additional Sessions Judge, Srinagar who as per his order allowed me to stay at my residence with some conditions but despite that local police failed to implement the court order and restore me in my home. Since local police did not accompany me to my residence as per court order I went home myself alone alongwith court order, wherein I was threatened for life by Sakib and his armed associates at my residence and fearing threat to my life I have run away from Srinagar to Jammu.
It is humbly requested to your goodself to ensure my personal security and kindly direct your concerned Police Station to extend their support to me in getting back to my house as per court order. I also request your goodself to order investigations into the conduct of Sahib and his associates, bank details of Shehla Rashid, Asma Rashid, Zubaida and Sahib, property acquired by them at New Delhi, their e-mail accounts anti 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 NOD.
(Abdul Rashid Shora)