Extremism triumphs again, Kargil martyr’s daughter withdraws from the ‘Save DU’ campaign

NEW DELHI: Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, whose social media campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) student organisation ABVP went viral recently, has said on Tuesday that she’s quitting from the ‘Save DU’ campaign.

“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 :)” she tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Gurmehar, however, urged students to continued with the protest march taking place today at Khalsa College.

“The campaign is about students and not about me. Please go to the march in huge numbers. Best of luck,” she tweeted.

She added, “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.”

“I have my own mind. Nobody is polluting my mind. I am not anti-national,” news agency ANI quoted Kaur as saying. Gurmehar was responding to Rijiju’s tweet saying, ‘Who has poisoned this young girl’s mind?’

The 20-year-old daughter of a Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh  started a campaign against ABVP after the North Campus clash, Kaur had changed her Facebook profile picture holding a placard which read: “I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP.”


Gurmehar Kaur had earlier said that she received rape threats on social media after the campaign went viral online. Kaur has faced verbal backlash on Facebook, with many saying her father would be extremely unhappy with her for supporting ‘anti-nationals’.