Gurmehar Kaur– Controversy
Now days we are hearing the name of a girl Gurmehar Kaur who belongs from Jalandhar the city of Punjab. The controversy start when RSS and BJP backed student belongings to ABVP student union oppose the participation of JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid at the seminar with the facts that they were belonging to anti-India slogans which took place in 2016. ABVP students went violent and attacked the students who were supporting the seminar. They used to throw the pelts stones at the entrance of the seminar hall. College campus turn into battle ground where many students, professors and journalist got several injuries. They all were dragged brutally and use of force by police and ABVP members.
To protest this action of police and ABVP many students including Gurmehar Kaur came to limelight as she was a part of the ‘Save DU campaign’. Gurmehar Kaur reposted one of her video in social media which she narrated last year uses placards. In the video she expresses her journey from being a Pakistan/Muslim-hating daughter of a soldier martyred to fight against war and want peace between two nations. Gurmehar Kaur studied English Literature at Lady Shri Ram College for Women in Delhi (Ramjas college). Her father was an Indian Army officer and was martyr after Kargil war against fighting with militant in Jammu & Kashmir in 1999.
Out of her many placards the controversy created by one placard in which she express that Pakistan did not kill my dad, War killed him. Many celebrities respond on their social media against and support her. Sultan of Multan Virender Sehwag also uses the placard which shows I didn’t hit two triple centuries my bat did. Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda also lauds Virender Sehwag for his tweet. However Sehwag tweet doesn’t refer to her or Ramjas college violence directly, but it believed that it was in response to Gurmehar Kaur stance of issue. Their both tweets went more viral and people on internet show anger towards Gurmehar Kaur. Later on both clarify that their intention was not play with her sentiments and everyone has the rights to express their view which Gurmehar Kaur did after the controversy become prime time news all over the country.
Gurmehar Kaur also claims that She even got rape threat from people on internet which is very scary. Many other big face of the country jumps into the controversy which includes Phogat sisters, Yogeshwar Singh and MoS Home Kiren Rijiju who are against Gurmehar Kaur remarks. But She also got support from other like Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Kabir Khan and other. Javed Akhtar even slams other celebrities who oppose Gurmehar Kaur voice.
Later on Gurmehar kaur withdraw her from the ‘Save DU campaign’ and left the national capital of India and went back to her home town Jalandhar where state Govt. also provides her security.