Umar Khalid row: Delhi University student gets 'rape threat' on social media
Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur said she has received hate messages (Facebook) Photograph: (Facebook)
Delhi University's Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, said she has received hate messages including "rape threats" from ABVP, the youth wing of the BJP.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association(AISA) students have been clashing for over a week in the University campus over the invitation extended to Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on 'Culture of Protests' at Ramjas College. The controversial JNU student Umar Khalid had faced sedition charges last year.
The incident quickly took a 'political' turn with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hitting out at the BJP in a series of tweets.
Just listen to this. THIS is BJP. They will destroy our country. Everyone must rise against their goondaism https://t.co/MoFm8wSMqD— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 26, 2017
Lady Shri Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur had attacked the ABVP in her facebook page during clashes last week, the message went viral leading to her being targeted by people on social media.
Gurmehar Kaur's Facebook message against ABVP went viral on social media (Facebook)
Rajnath Singh finally broke his silence on the Rajmas College clash and much more. (WION)
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too decided to join the debate, siding with DU student Gurmehar Kaur, in a tweet he said," We stand with our students."
Against the tyranny of fear we stand with our students.For every voice raised in anger, intolerance &ignorance there will be a Gurmehar Kaur— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 27, 2017