‘Shut your mouth or we’ll do it’: Activist Shehla Rashid alleges threat by gangster Ravi Poojary
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‘Shut your mouth or we’ll do it’: Activist Shehla Rashid alleges threat by gangster Ravi Poojary

Activist Shehla Rashid has alleged that she along with JNU student leader Umar Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani have been threatened by gangster Ravi Poojary.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2018 14:53 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Student acrivist Shehla Rashid has alleged a threat by gangster Ravi Poojary.(HT file photo)

Student activist Shehla Rashid Shora on Monday filed a case in Srinagar against mafia don Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her.

The case came on the day JNU student leader Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at in Delhi.

“FIR number 45/2018 u/s (under section) 506 RPC filed by J&K Police against Ravi Poojary on my complaint,” Shora said on Twitter.

She said Poojary had warned her, Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to shut up.

“Meanwhile, got this death threat from right-wing Hindutvawadi fundamentalist Ravi Poojary. He warns Umar Khalid, Jignesh Mevani and me to shut up! Threat by SMS #DigitalIndia,” she said.

In a message to Shora – the screenshot of which the student activist put up on Twitter - Poojary said, “Just shut your mouth or we will shut your mouth forever. Tell Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani also. Mafia don Ravi Poojary”.

On Monday, a gunshot rang out at Constitution Club in the high security area near Parliament in Delhi when an unidentified man targeted Khalid, who escaped unhurt, witnesses said.

Khalid had come for an event titled ‘Khauff Se Azaadi’. Organised by an organisation named ‘United Against Hate’, it featured speakers like lawyer Prashant Bhushan, late Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika Vemula, suspended Gorakhpur hospital doctor Kafeel Khan, murdered Delhi youth Ankit Saxena’s father Yashpal Saxena and others.

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First Published: Aug 14, 2018 10:19 IST