New Delhi, Feb 28: Virendra Sehwag evaded questions on Gurmehar Kaur a day after he trolled the 20-year-old Delhi University student and daughter of the Kargil war martyr Capt Mandeep Singh on social media. Virendra Sehwag on Monday had mocked Gurmehar after she posted a picture of herself holding a placard which read “I am a student of Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student in India is with me. #FightBackDU #StudentsAgainstABVP.”
Last year, Kaur, protesting against wars, had posted a picture of herself holding a placard which said “Pakistan didn’t kill my father, war did.” Although this time, he had spoken against ABVP for the violence in the Delhi University campus, the social media immediately related Sehwag’s picture that read “I didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did”, with the picture Kaur had posted last year. While many joined in to troll her more, some slammed the former cricketer for comparing his cricket bat with the Kargil war.
In fact, he wasn’t alone from the celebrity fraternity to mock Kaur. Actor Randeep Hooda called Sehwag witty and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt compared Kaur with terrorist Osama bin Laden in a tweet. Dutt shared a meme that had Osama bin Laden holding a placard which read “I did not kill people, bombs did” adding storm to the controversy.
In another picture Dutt posted, a blackbuck had: Bhai (Salman Khan) didn’t kill me, bullets did. Dutt posted a series of memes, even saying Adolf Hitler, “didn’t kill Jews, but gas did”. His tweets were followed by a hashtag #BharatJaisiJagaNahi, which was earlier used by Virendra Sehwag to troll Kaur.
FTII president Gajendra Chauhan demanded an apology from Gurmehar Kaur for saying that Pakistan didn’t kill her father but the war did. He also asked if she can prove that Pakistan didn’t kill her father in the Kargil war.
Chauhan also added that she’s being influenced by other politicians.” Jabse hamari sarkaar aaie hai, bahot logon ke pait mein dard hai (Since the time out government (BJP) has come to power, someone or the other has issues with it),” said Chauhan. Gajendra Chauhan is famous for portraying Yudhishthira in the TV serial Mahabharata.