According to ANI, the Indian Army rejected the 'baseless' claims of Shehla Rashid, the leader of Jammu & Kashmir People's Movement who alleged atrocities against Kashmir residents by the Forces.
The Armed forces called out the divisive attempts by 'inimical elements' to "incite the population" in Jammu and Kashmir, amid the ongoing circumstances in the valley with the abrogation of Article 370 and the consequent communication blockade still present in parts of the valley.
"Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news is spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population," the Army stated.
Indian Army: Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified & fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population. pic.twitter.com/m6CPzSXZmJ— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said, "People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation. They have been rendered powerless. Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces. One SHO was transferred on complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can't be seen on them."
In another post, she wrote, "Armed forces are entering houses at night, picking up boys, ransacking houses, deliberately spilling rations on the floor, mixing oil with rice, etc."
Rashid also claimed that in Shopian, four men were called into the "Army camp and "interrogated" (tortured)."
"A mic was kept close to them so that the entire area could hear them scream, and be terrorised. This created an environment of fear in the entire area," she wrote.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said that over 190 primary schools will re-open today in Srinagar, besides restoring "full functionality" of government offices across Kashmir valley.
"We have a plan of reopening over 190 primary schools in Srinagar district alone," Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, Rohit Kansal said while addressing a press conference.
He said the process of easing of prohibitory orders and providing relaxations continued on Sunday as well.
Kansal said the relaxations were provided in 50 police stations on Sunday as against 35 police stations on Saturday, and the duration in the relaxation was increased from six hours to eight hours.