Gurmehar’s Facebook post against ABVP went viral in the wake of the violence at Ramjas college
Gurmehar Kaur’s Facebook post in protest of ABVP. Photo: Twitter (@mehartweets)
The Delhi University student, whose social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) recently went viral, on Sunday alleged that she had received “rape threats”.
Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, said she has attracted a barrage 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.
Issuing rape threats “in the name of nationalism” is not right, she added.
Her comments received widespread support, including from 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.
After the North Campus clash, Kaur had changed her Facebook profile picture holding a placard which read “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”.