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Ramjas College row: Punjab Police provides security to Gurmehar Kaur in Jalandhar

Chandigarh: Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, in the centre of a countrywide debate on free speech post her campaign against ABVP, was provided security on Wednesday by Punjab Police at her native place in Jalandhar. Jalandhar Commissioner of Police (CP) Arpit Shukla said, "I have put up two lady constables at her residence." The security has been provided in the wake of "some threats" she had received earlier, he added.

Gurmehar Kaur. Twitter/@mehartweets

Gurmehar Kaur. Twitter/@mehartweets

A case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation was registered by Delhi Police against unknown persons in connection with the alleged rape threats to Kaur after violent clashes at DU's Ramjas College between ABVP and AISA members. She had started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP" following violence at Ramjas college. The campaign went viral and received massive support from students and teachers across universities.

A case with her complaint to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) was also registered yesterday, even as she pulled out of a protest march against ABVP yesterday, requesting to be "left alone", and came to Jalandhar to be with her family. Senior officers had earlier said Gurmehar had submitted a screen shot of the message she received on Facebook from a man who allegedly threatened her with "gangrape" and "making porn videos of her".

Kaur, a student of Lady Shri Ram College, affiliated to DU, is the daughter of Captain Mandeep Singh who was killed in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on 6 August, 1999, four days after Pakistani troops withdrew from Kargil.


Updated Date: Mar 01, 2017 17:34 PM

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