Shehla Files FIR Against ‘Don’ 


SRINAGAR — The Jammu & Kashmir Police has registered an FIR against a ‘gangster’ for threatening Shehla Rashid Shora, an activist and JNU student leader.

The FIR has been filed under section 506 RPC against the gangster Ravi Poojary. 

“The FIR was filed on my complaint against Ravi Poojary for a threatening SMS that he sent to me, hours after the attack on (JNU student activist) Umar Khalid,” she said.

The SMS read: “Just  Shut Your  Mouth  Or  we will  Shut  Your Mouth  Forever. Tell  Umar Khalid And  Jignesh Mevani Also. MAFIA DON RAVI POOJARY”. 

Ravi Poojary had earlier threatened Jignesh Mevani using similar language in an SMS that mentioned the names of Umar Khalid and Shehla. “There’s an FIR filed by Gujarat Police in the matter.” 

Ravi Poojary had earlier threatened to murder Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, apart from several Bollywood actors. 

Poojary currently resides in Australia which has an extradition treaty with India. However, Shehla alleged, India was not seeking his extradition because he’s been threatening anti-government voices.

“Such violent elements are patronized and promoted by the BJP govt at the Centre. The attack on Umar Khalid earlier today is also a symptom of the same phenomenon: the central govt’s tacit support to saffron terrorists.”

This is further aided by “saffron media outlets” which propagate hate and violence on prime time shows, she said.

“The attack on Umar Khalid should be seen in the series of fatal attacks carried out on activists and rationalists such as Gauri Lankesh, Prof. M M Kalburghi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar”, Shehla said. 

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