Social media post by Kargil martyr's daughter triggers political battle

"My father took a bullet for the country..." The reason of the clash was an invite to JNU students, Umar Khalid, who is facing sedition charge, and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar.

Maliwal said that Kaur, who has initiated a social media campaign advocating peace in universities, is being subjected to extreme abuse and rape threats online. The Lady Shri Ram College student lodged a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Monday, alleging that she had been threatened with rape on social media.

Students opposed to the Ramjas College violence of February 22 and the online threats against Kaur have chose to take out a march in the Delhi University on Tuesday.

Gurmehar Kaur, a DU student came into the spotlight and eventually became the target of trolls when she started a campaign against ABVP.

"You want to make universities laboratories for separatist experiments?" I think it's very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju reacted to the post: "Who's polluting this young girl's mind?"

Sharing her experiences of her college days, AAP MLA Sarita Singh said that she graduated from Delhi University five years ago: "The student community had ideological differences, but were always united on issues affecting women".

Union Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, too questioned if freedom of expression meant raising slogans against India. In fact, BJP MP Pratap Simha compared Gurmehar Kaur with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Hitler and many more antagonists from past by tweeting memes taking a dig at girl's original Facebook post.

Sehwag's move also did not go well with social media users who termed it to be in bad taste.

Hooda, in a reply said, "I agree with you it's is absolutely wrong.have a feeling it's not limited to that in interpretation". "Professional police action will be taken", said Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (South-West) and spokesperson of Delhi Police.

Ramjas college had recently witnessed large-scale violence between members of the AISA and the ABVP.

  • Eleanor Harrison