Sedition charges: Kashmiri girl Shehla Rashid challenges Indian Army

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Sedition charges: Kashmiri girl Shehla Rashid challenges Indian Army

NEW DELHI - Over the Sedition charges against her, Kashmiri girl Shehla Rashid challenges Indian Army to prove it.

Indian authorities booked a political leader and activist from occupied Kashmir, Shehla Rashid.

She was charged under sedition charges over her tweets in which she had said that Indian armed forces tortured civilians and ransacked houses in the disputed territory after its special status was revoked, *The Wire* reported link on Friday.

Rashid, a leader of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement, called the charges “frivolous, politically motivated and a pathetic attempt to silence” her.

The activist had been a prominent student leader in the Jawaharlal Nehru University and had served as the vice-president of the students’ union there.

She was also charged for spreading “fake news” with the intention to “malign the image of Indian Army”, police told *PTI* on Friday.

Last month, Rashid took to Twitter and in a series of tweets alleged that Indian armed forces entered houses in occupied Kashmir at night and “ransacked” them. She also alleged that they “interrogated" four Kashmiri people in a camp in Shopian.