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A Srinagar Court granted relief to Shehla Rashid by restraining her estranged father Abdul Rashid Shora from publishing any material which causes agony, harassment or defamation to herself, her mother or her sister. The Court also retrained media outlets, social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook from "publishing, telecasting or broadcasting any material with respect to the matrimonial life of the plaintiffs and dependent no. 1(Abdul Shora) or which has the potential to defame the plaintiffs".
Judge Fayaz Ahmad Qureshi gave the order on a prima facie opinion that the material published against Rashid, her mother and sister were violative of their right to privacy and their right to live with dignity and honour. The court added that Abdul Rashi Shora's conduct appeared to be unjustified and without any social legal basis, opining that he seemed to have approached the press with a view to give hype to private matrimonial issues.
The judge was also of the prima facie opinion that Shora had approached the DGP with a view to malign the plaintiffs.