New Delhi: The Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who came to limelight last week after her Facebook post taking on the ABVP went viral, has deleted her account on the social media site.
According to a report in HT Gurmehar said,“I just gave my opinion, but things were blown out of proportion after. I had a really bad time. I am not in a state to talk about it anymore. I cannot take it anymore.”
The controversy began on February 21 over an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar which was withdrawn by Delhi’s Ramjas College following opposition by the ABVP. The next day violent clashes broke out on DU’s north campus between the AISA and the ABVP, with both sides accusing each other of physical and sexual assault.
Kaur was involved into the row after one of her older social media posts on her father, Captain Mandeep Singh who was killed in Kashmir in 1999 during the Kargil war, and her perceptions about Pakistan and war, surfaced. One of the controversial post read “Pakistan did not kill my father. War killed him.”
The 20-year-old alleged of receiving rape threats. She was somehow criticised across the board – from minister Kiren Rijiju and cricketer Virender Sehwag to Oylmpic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt to actor Randeep Hooda.
This made Kaur to withdraw from protest march against the ABVP on Tuesday (February 28) and even left Delhi for her hometown Jalandhar.
“The issue on which I spoke was blown out of proportion. I want to make it clear that I do not want to get into politics,” Kaur said. The DU student was surprised on seeing her photo in the newspapers. “It is not acceptable to me that people now will get to see where I stay,” Kaur said.
Explaining her ordeal, Kaur said that she hasn’t even eaten properly in days as people had been bombarding her with messages and phone calls.
“I am done with it. I came here from Delhi so that I could get some rest. But the media followed me even here and has been spamming me. I am not even able to step outside these days,” she said.
Kaur has been provided with a lady constable by Jalandhar police for her security.