Looks like the debate around the Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur is far from settling anytime soon. While Indian Army Kargil war martyr’s daughter has won a lot of support from across the nation, there are still many others who expressed outrage at her for nullifying her father’s supreme sacrifice. The latest to jump into the row is Pooja, daughter of Pathankot martyr Lance Naik Moolraj. In an interaction with news agency ANI, Pooja requested Gurmehar Kaur not to make fun of her father’s martyrdom. The 20-year old girl surrounded with controversy soon after her social media post condemning violence at Delhi University’s Ramjas college, in which she had posted a photo on social media platform facebook with a placard reading: “I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP.” Following that, some people unearthed Gurmehar’s last year’s pro-peace posts in which she said, “Pakistan did not kill my father. The war did.”
Though the girl decided to move away from the ongoing “turbulence”, as she was allegedly getting death and rape threats through social media platforms and left Delhi for the time being, the debate on her still going on. On Friday morning, another martyr’s daughter said “Main Gurmehar Kaur se kahoongi please apne pitaji ki shahadat ka mazak mat banaiye” (I would like to tell Gurmehar Kaur that please do not make fun of her father’s martyrdom).
Besides alleged death and rape threats, the DU girl also trolled by many including celebrities including Virender Sehwag. The cricketer trolled her by posting a tweet saying, ‘I didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did’. However, soon he claimed that his tweet was not intended for Gurmehar. He said that it was plain humor and people misconstructed it in a different way. Sehwag was alo hit by noted lyricist Javed Akhtar for his comment. But later, Akhtar said that he takes back his “harsh” words as the cricketer has already clarified his statements.