'I love this country... not frightened of anyone,' says DU student who received rape threats for opposing ABVP

Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University student whose social media campaign against the ABVP went viral recently,  approached Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday and filed a written complaint after receiving obnoxious posts and "rape threats on social media".

Kaur, the daughter of Captain Mandeep Singh, the soldier who fought in Kargil, landed in the eye of a social media storm on Monday after she started a campaign against the RSS student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad after the 22 February violence in Delhi University's Ramjas College.

According to CNN-News18, Kaur said, "I love this country and I am not frightened of anyone. I have got these threats many times. No one can threaten women, I will take a bullet for my country. This is not about politics, this is about students. No matter who you are, one cannot threaten women."

The commission is expected to issue a notice to Delhi police asking them to file an FIR on the basis of Kaur's complaint. DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted:

 

Hansraj Ahir, Minister of State for Home Affairs told CNN-News 18, "Students should study at colleges, I respect Gurmehar and her family." Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for the Ministry of Development said, "There is no room for violence on campus. We need to draw a line."

BJP MP Pratap Simha, who represents Mysuru, on Sunday posted an image on microblogging site Twitter with the pictures of Gurmehar Kaur on one side and Dawood Ibrahim on the other.

In the image Kaur is holding a placard "Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him" while Dawood is seen holding a notice which reads "I didn't kill people in 1993, bombs killed them." The post also has a caption which reads "At least Dawood did not use the crutches of his father's name to justify his anti-national stand".

With inputs from agencies


Published Date: Feb 27, 2017 03:54 pm | Updated Date: Feb 27, 2017 05:21 pm