Delhi, India, Politics

Gurmehar Kaur receives ‘rape threats’ for opposing ABVP

Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against ABVP recently spread across college in India alleged on Monday to have received “rape threats”. The student of Lady Sri Ram Ram College, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, claimed to have received a number of hate messages over her stand on the issue.

“I have been getting a lot of threats on social media. I think it is very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape,” she told NDTV. She also added that giving sexual harassment threats  in the name of ‘nationalism’ is not right. Delhi University’s Ramjas College had on Wednesday witnessed large-scale violence between members of AISA and ABVP workers. The cause of dispute was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on ‘Culture of Protests’ which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.

Kaur’s social media campaign called #StudentsAgainstABVP got a massive response. She received a widespread response which includes Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“Just listen to this. THIS is BJP. They will destroy our country. Everyone must rise against their goondaism,” he tweeted while sharing her statement.

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