Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University student who got who got embroiled in a controversy for launching a social media campaign against Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - the BJP’s student wing, has reacted on actor Randeep Hooda’s clarification on trolling her.
The daughter of army martyr Captain Mandeep Singh retweeted a news article on Randeep’s statement and wrote ‘I didn’t tweet my hands did’.
"I didn't tweet my hands did" https://t.co/K5EHmTlJbe— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) March 8, 2017
Gurmehar was recently got caught up in a Twitter war with ex-cricketer Virendra Sehwag and Hooda, who called her a “political pawn”. Her tweet is a reaction on Sehwag’s own tweet where he mocked her words ‘Pakistan did not kill my father, war did’ with ‘I didn’t score two triple centuries, my bat did.’
When asked to clarify his tweet, Randeep said, “It wasn’t gender specific. I was and I am against politicisation of personal opinions. There was an axe to grind and considering the environment in the country vis-a-vis women, in hindsight, I do believe I should have been more careful.”
Randeep, who was speaking at the launch of second season of MTV Big F a show which he will be hosting, said being an actor, he is often trolled on social media but for Kaur, it must have been traumatic.
“As an actor I have faced this (trolling) before and will have it in future but as a young person to face this would be very traumatic and she shouldn’t have gone through this.”
He had earlier made his stance on the matter clear with a post on Facebook when the matter snowballed into something he did not expect.
(With PTI inputs)
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