Terrified grandfather demands more security for Gurmehar Kaur

Gurmehar Kaur received rape threats after she registered her protest against ABVP for the violence at Ramjas College.

Days after Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur Facebook post row, her grandfather K Singh has submitted a report to Deputy Commissioner K K Yadav in Jalandhar on March 1 seeking security for his granddaughter in Delhi. Gurmehar had received rape threats after she protested against ABVP for the violence at Ramjas College.

Gurmehar’s grandfather and Sikh Coordination Committee have submitted a memorandum to K K Yadav seeking security for her in Delhi.

Earlier in February, Gurmehar took to her twitter handle to vent out her anger in protest against the clashes between BJP backed student wing ABVP and the Left-affiliated AISA over Umar Khalid’s invite for a seminar at Ramjas College.

A changed profile picture showed Kaur holding a placard which took a potshot at ABVP for the violence at Ramjas College. “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,” it read. The campaign gathered huge support on social media.

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was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on ‘Culture of Protests’ which was withdrawn by the college authorities following the opposition by the RSS’ student wing.

Meanwhile, a BJP MP Pratap Simha from Karnataka has made a controversial remark and compared Gurmehar to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. In a picture posted by the leader, Gurmehar is addressed as a soldier’s daughter and is compared with Dawood, who is addressed as the son of a policeman.