Kargil martyr’s daughter gets rape threat by BJP member, Virender Sehwag joins gang to mock young girl

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Gurmehar Kaur, a young daughter of a Kargil martyr, had recently started a Facebook campaign ‘I’m not afraid of ABVP’ has received rape threats supporters of the BJP and the ABVP.

Kaur made the sensational disclosure of rape threats on NDTV show when she said, “I’ve been getting a lot of threats on social media. When you open the profile picture that I changed, there are people who keep threatening me and calling me anti-national.

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“I think it’s very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape. There’s a guy called Rahul and he’s given a very detailed explanation in a comment on how he would like to rape me. That’s very scary.”

The rape threat against Gurmehar did not come in isolation. Among those wishing for a rape also included an active BJP worker Veeramachaneni Chaitanya, who posted the similar remarks on his Facebook page.

Chaitanya, reportedly a member of BJP’s Vijayawada Social Media team, whose Facebook profile proudly flaunts a photo with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a display image, wrote, “What this Sickular girl will say if someone rapes her? No abusive comments please.”

India’s right-wing Hindutva brigade also received support from former India cricketer, Virender Sehwag, in hounding the daughter of Capt Mandeep Singh, who died fighting for India in Kargil war.

In a dig at Gurmehar’s old Facebook video message saying ‘Pakistan did not kill my father, war did,’ Sehwwag posted his own photo with a placard that said, “I didn’t score two triple century, my bat did.”

Sehwag received instant social media condemnation for his ‘cheap’ shot at a vulnerable young girl just because she dared to stand against the violence of the RSS’s student wing ABVP.

Meanwhile, Gurmehar has been receiving plenty of support on social media both from ordinary users and former soldiers.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal too condemned the rape threats issued to Gurmehar by BJP supporters. In a series of Twitter posts, Kejriwal said that he was disgusted by such people.

He said, “Just listen to this. THIS is BJP. They will destroy our country. Everyone must rise against their goondaism”

Ramjas College had on Wednesday witnessed bloody scenes as the members of the Left-affiliated AISA found themselves at the receiving end by the RSS-backed ABVP workers, who with the support of Delhi Police thrashed even journalists covering the event.

The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on ‘Culture of Protests’ which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.

The Delhi Police has acknowledged “unprofessional” conduct on the part of some of its personnel during the clash and suspended three policemen.

 

 

 

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  1. Feel real sorry for Viru, from being witty with a nationalistic slant to almost begging for attention of the right wing thugs, that nowadays call the shots. Sorry Viru, that’s camouflage cowardice.

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