Gurmehar Kaur’s grandfather says, “My son’s patriotism is being questioned now”, tells ‘politicians’ to lay off

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New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2017 5:38:00 PM

Kanwaljeet Singh, Gurmehar Kaur's grandfather comes forward to support her grand daughter and ask politicians to refrain from giving any statements.

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Kanwaljeet Singh, Gurmehar Kaur’s grandfather comes forward to support her grand daughter and ask politicians to refrain from giving any statements and stay away from the case. In an interview with the media he said, “Drama being created, shouldn’t be highlighted. Politicians must refrain from giving statements. She is just a young girl, lost her father to Kargil war. Don’t they(politicians)see a daughter in her?” He also said, “Because of so much talk, my son’s patriotism is being questioned now.” Gurmehar Kaur who is a LSR student is being bullied and is receiving death and rape threats after her facebook post against the ABVP went viral.

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Hitting out at those who had trolled her, Gurmehar Kaur earlier said, “To anyone questioning my courage and bravery.. I’ve shown more than enough.” It has been learned that students and teachers from Delhi University and JNU will hold a march from Khalsa College to Arts Faculty. According to reports, left-wing student organization AISA will carry out march even as NSUI is planning to sit on hunger strike.

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal had said ‘DCW Home Guards’ were providing security to the Kargil martyr’s daughter, who complained of receiving “rape threats” allegedly from ABVP members. Gurmehar Kaur (20), a Delhi University student, met Maliwal and alleged that she had been receiving rape threats on social media allegedly by ABVP members.

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Just a few days after the alleged stoning at Ramjas College and the violence that followed, Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of the late Captain Mandeep Singh, martyr of 1999 Kargil War, had changed her Facebook display picture to one with her holding the placard saying, “I AM A STUDENT OF DELHI UNIVERSITY. I AM NOT AFRAID OF ABVP. I AM NOT ALONE. EVERY STUDENT OF INDIA IS WITH ME. #FIGHTBACKDU #STUDENTSAGAINSTABVP”. In 2016, she had participated in a video saying that Pakistan had not killed her dad, but the war did.

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