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Gurmehar gets security from Punjab police

india Updated: Mar 01, 2017 18:53 IST
Gurmehar Kaur

Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who has now been given police protection.(Facebook)

Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur has got police security in Punjab, officials said on Wednesday, a day after she left New Delhi for her hometown Jalandhar.

Officials in Jalandhar said two women constables of Punjab Police were stationed at Gurmehar’s residence for her protection.

On Wednesday, Haryana’s health and sports minister Anil Vij, known for courting controversies, continued his tirade against the 20-year-old Lady Shri Ram College student was doing politics over the “martyrdom of her father”.

“She is doing politics on the martyrdom of her father. She has given a clean chit to Pakistan, which has been fighting with India, directly and indirectly, from a long time,” Vij told the media in Ambala, 45 km from Chandigarh.

“People who are supporting her are pro-Pakistani. They should be thrown out of this country,” the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said.

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Gurmehar on Tuesday said she was withdrawing from the social media campaign she launched against the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), blamed for violence in Delhi University.

ABVP activists were accused of assaulting students and teachers at the Delhi University campus on February 22, a day after the student body forced Ramjas College to axe a seminar.

When Gurmehar took on the ABVP, she got death and rape threats. She is the daughter of a slain army officer.

Gurmehar’s grandfather Kanwaljit Singh on Tuesday threw his weight behind her, saying she had done no wrong. Her teachers at Lady Shri Ram College also rallied to her defence.

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