Mysuru MP Pratap Simha compares Kargil martyr's daughter with Dawood Ibrahim

Ramjas college last week witnessed large-scale violence between Left-affiliated AISA and ABVP.

New Delhi/Mysuru: A Kargil martyr's daughter whose social media campaign against the ABVP went viral, got caught up in a Twitter war on Monday with Mysore MP and columnist Pratap Simha, as well as ex-cricketer Virendra Sehwag scoffing at her, and actor Randeep Hooda calling her a “political pawn”. 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur, a Delhi University student, started the campaign ‘I am not afraid of ABVP’, following the violence at the capital’s Ramjas college.

The campaign went viral even as Simha’s post “At least Dawood did not use the crutches of his father’s name to justify his anti-national stand” too was retweeted and trolled.

Unapologetic, Simha told Deccan Chronicle, “I stand by my Twitter message. Also, I clarify that I only forwarded a message and I have not compared her to Dawood. I have only mocked at her immaturity with a graphic image.”

Kaur posted her pictures on Facebook holding different placards including ‘I am not afraid of ABVP’ and ‘Pakistan did not kill my father but war did’. The literature student's classmates and peers started changing their profile pictures with similar placards, only for Sehwag sharing an image of his holding a placard saying, “I did not score two triple centuries. My bat did.”

As Hooda cheered Sehwag for his remark, Kaur reacted to Hooda: “Really sweet of you to encourage the hate I’ve been receiving. Makes me feel happy that I adored your work :) Pawn? I can think. I don’t support violence perpetuated on students? Is that so wrong (sic).”

“Don't call me a Martyrs (sic) daughter if that bothers you. I never claimed anything otherwise. You can call me Gurmehar," she tweeted.

Ramjas college last week witnessed large-scale violence between Left-affiliated AISA and ABVP after JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were not allowed to address the college following opposition from ABVP.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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