Getting rape threats, called anti-national for speaking against ABVP: Kargil martyr's daughter

In the wake of violent clashes at Delhi’s Ramjas college, Gurmehar, a Kargil martyr's daughter, had kick-started social-media campaign against ABVP.

Daughter of Kargil Martyr’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur who came out to speak against Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) in the wake of the violent clashes at Ramjas College of Delhi University has now claimed that she has been receiving rape threats and being called anti-national for taking a stand against the group.

While speaking to a TV news channel, Gurmehar revealed that some people have been threatening her since the time she spoke against the group post the clashes in the college.

“I have been receiving a lot of threats on social media. If you open my Facebook profile picture that I changed, you will notice that people have been calling me an anti-national. This is scarry. Giving rape threats to the women of your own country in the name of nationalism is not correct,” she said.

In the wake of violent clashes at Delhi’s Ramjas college, a Lady Sri Ram College student who is the daughter of a Kargil martyr, had kick-started social-media campaign against ABVP.

Gurmehar Kaur was just 2 years old when her father Captain Mandeep Singh laid down his life during the Kargil war.

Kaur changed her Facebook profile picture holding a placard which reads, “I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP”. The campaign has gathered huge support on social media. Students from different campuses replaced their profile pictures on Instagram and Facebook with the picture of Gurmehar holding a placard against ABVP.

“The brutal attack on innocent students by ABVP is very disturbing and should be stopped. It was not an attack on protesters, but an attack on every notion of democracy that is held dear in ever Indian’s heart. It is an attack on ideals, morals, freedom and rights of every person born to this nation. The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but fail to bruise our ideas. This profile picture is my way of protesting against the tyranny of fear,” her facebook status read.

Ramjas College had on Wednesday witnessed large-scale violence between members of AISA and ABVP workers.

The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on Culture of Protests which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the RSS student wing.