Delhi Police: Will take action if Kargil martyr’s daughter files rape threat FIR
Kaur started a social media campaign against the ABVP, a RSS-linked students’ body, after last week’s violence at Delhi’s Ramjas Collegedelhi Updated: Feb 28, 2017 13:37 IST
Senior Delhi Police officers on Monday said Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University student who alleged to have received “rape threats” on Twitter, has not approached the police so far, but assured action if she decided to take the legal route.
“A professional procedure will be followed by the police if the woman decides to lodge a formal complaint,” said Dependra Pathak, Special CP and Delhi Police spokesperson.
Kaur started a social media campaign against the ABVP, a RSS-linked students’ body, after last week’s violence at Delhi’s Ramjas College. Her Facebook post -- showing her 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” -- went viral.
The daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, Kaur said she had attracted a barrage of hate messages over her stand on the issue.
“I have been getting a lot of threats on social media. I think it is very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape,” Kaur told NDTV on Sunday.
Giving rape threats “in the name of nationalism” is not right, added the student of Lady Shri Ram Ram College.
Last week, Ramjas College witnessed large-scale violence between members of AISA and ABVP. 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was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on ‘Culture of Protests’ which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.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 received severe criticism as it was alleged that they stood and watched as clashes marred a peaceful protest because of which teachers, students and journalists were wounded.
First Published: Feb 27, 2017 13:09 IST