India’s extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has threatened the daughter of an ex-Indian military officer, with rape. Gurmehar Kaur was given the ultimatum to stop her campaigning promoting peace in Pakistan, or else she will be raped without any fear of the consequences.
Gurmehar’s father died in Kargil War between India and Pakistan, she did not blame Pakistan but the spewing war between the two countries of his death. She posted her pictures which favoured Pakistan alongside promoting peace.
The student wing of BJP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) started a social media campaigning against Gurmehar, due to which Indians instantly turned against her. She told local Indian channel:
“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.”
She had put up a picture on her Facebook with a placard that read:
“I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP.” after clashes between the two student groups at her university.
Different Indian celebrities including Randeep Hoda and Virender Sehwag, supported Gurmehar on her stance after the social media campaigning of BJP student wing went viral.