A Kargil martyr’s daughter came out with a social media campaign, ‘I am not scared of ABVP’, days after the ruckus at Ramjas where students and teachers had violent clashes with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members after the safron party forced the suspension of an event to be addressed by JNU student Umar Khalid. Khalid was jailed last year for allegedly shouting anti-national slogans at JNU campus. She also reported that she received rape threats on social media after the campaign. Kaur has faced verbal backlash on Facebook, with many saying her father would not be happy with her supporting ‘anti-nationals’.
Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Mandeep Singh started the campaign under #StudentsAgainstABVP. Kaur’s earlier video, which went viral in May, was where she said “Pakistan did not kill my dad war did”. Reacting to her video former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag has commented, “Bat me hai Dum! #BharatJaisiJagahNahi.”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2017
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— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) February 26, 2017
In her recent Facebook status, the literature student wrote: 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.
In her Facebook status she wrote: The brutal attack on innocent students by ABVP is very disturbing and should be stopped. It was not an attack on protesters, but an attack on every notion of democracy that is held dear in every Indian’s heart. It is an attack on ideals, morals, freedom and rights of every person born to this nation.
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— Rahul Thakkar ⛄ (@DegreeWaleBabu) February 26, 2017
The Lady Shri Ram student also wrote, “The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but fail to bruise our ideas. This profile picture is my way of protesting against the tyranny of fear.” Kaur’s Facebook post so far has 2,977 shares, 3, 800 likes and 1177 comments. In her campaign she wants to mobilise students to stand up against ABVP tyranny.