NEW DELHI: DU student Gurmehar Kaur on Tuesday withdrew from her social media campaign against the ABVP after allegedly receiving threats from members of the RSS-backed outfit and being trolled by the ruling BJP leaders.
Kaur, the daughter of martyr Captain Mandeep Singh received support from her college -- the Lady Shri Ram college, which termed her act as sensible and brave.
"I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say... 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.
I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. (1/2)— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said his remark on who was "polluting" the mind of an army martyr's daughter was aimed at "the Leftists" and noted that she was free to express her views.
Police on Tuesday registered a case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation against unknown persons in connection with the "rape threats" on a complaint received from Delhi Commission for Women.
Hundreds of students and teachers of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia on Tuesday hit the streets with a call to "save" the varsities from the "onslaught" of ABVP and "curbing" of dissent.
The students held posters with messages like "Your nationalism is not above our democracy".Meanwhile,
Punjab State Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association (Sewa) president Col (retd) Kuldip Singh Grewal vowed to fight a legal battle on Gurmehar's behalf "till the matter reaches its logical conclusion".
The 20-year-old girl had started the campaign 'I am not afraid of ABVP', following the violence at Ramjas college. The campaign went viral and received a massive support from students of various universities.