Everyone seems to have an opinion on Gurmehar Kaur, the 20-year old Delhi University student who spoke up against the right-wing student outfit Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Perhaps never before has a 20-year old apolitical girl irked so many people at the same time. For taking a stand against the ABVP, she has been termed anti-national, issued rape threats and ultimately been forced to withdraw her campaign and leave Delhi for the good.
The nationalist frenzy is so rampant that social media users have become opinionated jerks who are unthinkingly lapping up the ABVP’s version in branding the girl as anti-national, without any regard for her sensitivities. But very few of those judgmental people are aware of the ins and outs of the case.
So here’s an eye-opener,
1) ABVP activists did indulge in violence, in spite of accusing left-wing of the same
2) Some Delhi Police personnel did rough up students and journalists at Ramjas College
More details can be found in this Indian Express article: Fourth policeman suspended over Ramjas violence
3) Gurmehar Kaur did not utter a word against India or ever supported any of the left wing activists
4) Gurmehar Kaur did protest ABVP’s violence at Ramjas College