New Delhi, Feb 28: Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has become the centre of trolls after her campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). While she has left Delhi amid the uproar over her campaign, her grandfather Kanwaljeet Singh has said that he is saddened at the turn of events. Speaking to television channel India Today, Kanwaljeet Singh said that he was worried about his granddaughter’s safety.
He also hit out at those trolling Gurmehar Kaur. “I fear for my granddaughter’s safety. My son had laid his life for the country in 1999. They have made a joke out of it now,” Singh said.
While speaking to the TV channel, he also added, “Now what will they do? Will they kill Gurmehar? What will they achieve out of it?” He added that it was sad as to how the ministers from the Central Government were reacting to Gurmehar Kaur’s concerns. “It’s a drama being created, it shouldn’t be highlighted. Politicians must refrain from giving statements,” Singh said while speaking to ANI.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur, who had triggered a controversy after her campaign against the ABVP withdrew from the protests at Delhi University and the campaign that she had begun and left Delhi. “I’m withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say. I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :). The campaign is about students and not about me. Please go to the March in huge numbers. Best of luck. To anyone questioning my courage and bravery.. I’ve shown more than enough. One thing is for sure, next time we will think twice before resorting to violence or threats and that’s all this was about,” she tweeted on Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday, after cricketer Virender Sehwag and actor Randeep Hooda, Gurmehar Kaur was also trolled by Olympian Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Twitter. Dutt tweeted an image comparing Gurmehar Kaur with Osama Bin Laden, the al Qaeda terrorist who was killed by the United State of America.