New Delhi, October 13: Time Magazine named Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur as the next generation leader. The daughter of a martyr was hailed as a “free speech warrior” by the magazine. Her father was martyred while trying to neutralise terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I noticed that people listen to what I say and why should I keep mum if I am saying something positive,” Kaur told Time Magazine.
Earlier this year, she was all over the news after she took to social media to post a picture of herself, holding a placard that read,” Pakistan did not kill my father, war killed him.” As per reports, she did this to promote peace between India and Pakistan.
After this photo went viral, Kaur had received death and rape threats and she became a topic of debate.
Before this picture, she had posted another photo of herself on social media against ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad). Her placard in this picture read,” I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone.”
In February, speaking to ANI, she had said that she is not anti-national and no one was polluting her mind. This was after union minister Kiren Rijiju raised question saying who was pollution the mind of the young girl.
Political leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal had strongly supported her.