Soon after the political activist and former JNU students’ union leader Shehla Rashid was booked for sedition, netizens who searched for the controversial activist were surprised to see what Wiki has to tell about her. In the home page, google showed up the result quoting ‘she is an Indian presstitute and activist, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Jawaharlal Nehru University since long ago.’ Though through her activism she has earned a bad reputation in her profession, Wiki quoting the same, evoked curiosity among netizens.
Presstitute, a term that references journalists and ‘talking heads’ in mainstream media who give biased and predetermined views misleadingly tailored to fit a particular partisan, financial or business agenda, thus neglecting the fundamental duty to report news impartially. General VK Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, said these words accusing the media and calling it a Prestitute.
Shehla Rashid had been trying to build a political career in the vacuum left by the declining Kashmir Valley dynasties, however, she wanted to do under the artificial protection provided to Valley politicians by the now abrogated articles and notifications of Government of India. She was quite confident that she would be successful as the Abdullahs and Muftis had lost their support base. However, the re-organisation subsequently ended her hopes.
Political analysts consider that with her hopes dashed it is only natural for her to attack the Indian Government which dashed her career before it even got a chance to take off. Her recent tweets about Indian army had invited stringent criticism from across the country.