Photo courtesy: Facebook of Gurmehar Kaur 25 Feb 2017 | 7:47 PM
NEW DELHI: Days after DU's Ramjas College saw violent clashes, a Lady Sri Ram College student, who is a Kargil martyr's daughter, has initiated a social media campaign, "I am not scared of ABVP", which has gone viral.[ + read story ]
New Delhi, February 25
Days after DU's Ramjas College saw violent clashes, a Lady Sri Ram College student, who is a Kargil martyr's daughter, has initiated a social media campaign, "I am not scared of ABVP", which has gone viral.
Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, changed her Facebook profile picture 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".
"The brutal attack on innocent students by ABVP is very disturbing and should be stopped. It was not an attack on protesters, but an attack on every notion of democracy that is held dear in every Indian's heart. It is an attack on ideals, morals, freedom and rights of every person born to this nation," she said in a Facebook status.
"The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but fail to bruise our ideas. This profile picture is my way of protesting against the tyranny of fear," she added.
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The literature student's classmates and peers started sharing the post, prompting students from various universities across the country to change their profile pictures with the same placard, as the initiative went viral.
Kaur's Facebook post so far has 2,100 reactions, 3,456 shares and 542 comments.
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Ramjas College had on Wednesday witnessed large-scale violence between members of AISA and ABVP workers. 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was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on 'Culture of Protests' which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the RSS student wing.
Delhi Police has become agent of BJP: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised the Delhi Police over its handling of clashes at DU’s Ramjas college and alleged that the force has become an “agent” of the BJP.
He also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not act as a “BJP worker” and hold the police accountable for the February 22 violence.
“I strongly condemn the manner in which the Delhi Police has become an agent of the ABVP and the BJP. It is the duty of police to protect the people of Delhi and not allow the ABVP and the BJP to engage in goondaism (sic),” he told reporters.
“I hope the Prime Minister will perform his duty in an impartial way and not work like a BJP worker. The Delhi Police reports to the PM. He is not the prime minister of the BJP only but of all people, including me, and he should perform his duty,” the AAP chief said.
Ramjas College had on Wednesday witnessed clashes between members of the Left-affiliated AISA and the RSS-backed ABVP.
The Delhi Police has acknowledged “unprofessional” conduct on the part of some of its personnel during the clash and suspended three policemen. — PTI
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