JNU Student Shehla Rashid likely to join NC


Wahid Bhat

Shehla Rashid Student leader and former vice-president of the students union Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) is likely to join National conference (NC).

Sources told Press Trust of Kashmir that Shehla Rashid is likely to join NC in the near future adding that things are being worked out to give her suitable position.

Sources in the party added that she is in touch with us. “Things are being discussed at the moment. We will take a call soon on her joining”.

They said that she may contest elections from Srinagar city.

Shehla Rashid Shora was born in the old city of Srinagar in the Habba Kadal locality. Shehla is one of the few Kashmiri women who are vocal about the human rights situation in Kashmir, particularly for ensuring justice to minor undertrials and has been active since 2010 when she was part of organising a youth leadership programme in Kashmir.

Shora unsuccessfully contested the election for the Gender Sensitisation Committee against Sexual Harassment in 2014. In September 2015, she contested the election for vice-present of the JNU student union, as the nominee of the Left-backed All India Students Association, and won it, beating the ABVP’s candidate Valentina Brahma by over 200 votes. She was the first Kashmiri girl to win a student union election at the JNU and the highest polled candidate of that year. (PTK)

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