FIR against Shehla Rashid: Here’s what former IAS officer Shah Faesal tweets

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India]: Former IAS Officer Shah Faesal raised concerns over First Information Report (FIR) against former JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) leader Shehla Rashid.

On Monday, Dehradun Police said to have registered an FIR Shehla Rashid for allegedly trying to incite “a community to commit offence, indulging in wanton vilification and provoking someone to breach peace” in the wake of Pulwama terror attack in J&K on February 14.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti told ANI: “An FIR under Sections 505 (to incite any class or community to commit any offence against any other class or community), 153 (indulge in wanton vilification or attacks), and 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Shehla Rashid at Prem Nagar police station.” “She had tweeted about Kashmiri students in the city,” added Kukreti.

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Reacting on the FIR, Mr. Shah Faesal tweeted, “FIR against @Shehla_Rashid will make the make the matters worse. @ukcopsonline please focus on real spoilers. There are still too many distress calls coming from Dehradun. An environment of peace and brotherhood can’t be built by shooting the messengers.”.

Rashid stated in her tweet on Saturday evening: “15-20 Kashmiri girls trapped in a hostel in Dehradun for hours now, as an angry mob outside demands that they be expelled from the hostels. This is in Dolphin institute. Police is present but unable to disperse the mob (sic).”

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