For every voice raised in intolerance there will be a Gurmehar Kaur: Rahul Gandhi

Ever since Gurmehar Kaur started the campaign, 'Not afraid of ABVP' campaign, she has been been mocked by different political leaders.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Ramjas college, Gurmehar Kaur campaign, Gurmehar Kaur Not with ABVP campaign, Not with ABVP campaign, DU clash, ABVP-students clash in Ramjas, indian express news Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)

In a show of support to the daughter of a slain Kargil martyr Gurmehar Kaur, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday praised her valour for raising her voice against intolerance. The office of Congress vice-president tweeted, “Against the tyranny of fear we stand with our students. For every voice raised in anger, intolerance and ignorance there will be a Gurmehar Kaur”. Ever since Gurmehar Kaur started the campaign, ‘Not afraid of ABVP’ campaign, she has received rape threats for expressing her solidarity with the students allegedly beaten up by members of the RSS-affiliated student organisation ABVP.

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In the meantime, the BJP hit at the Congress for subverting people’s rights. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said Congress, which has no respect for constitutional rights, had imposed Emergency, and now they talk of freedom of speech. “Congress subverted people’s rights and now they accuses us saying there’s no freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is guaranteed under the Constitution of India, but it can’t be used to create social tensions or hurt the sentiments of people,” said Naidu.

READ: Congress imposed Emergency, now they talk of freedom of speech, says Venkaiah Naidu

Kaur, who is behind the ‘Not Afraid of ABVP’ campaign, said that no student organisation can take law and order into their hands. “ABVP ya koi bhi student organization ho, kisi ko haq nahi hai ki vo law and order ko apne haath mein le,” she said. Meanwhile, Kaur has filed a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) over the incident, as reported by news agency ANI.

20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur

Speaking on the violence in Ramjas college, Kaur claimed that stones were pelted at students who assembled to peacefully protest against the ABVP’s demand to withdraw the invitation extended to JNU student Umar Khalid to speak on Bastar.

WATCH | What Gurmehar Kaur Had To Say On The Issue

ramjas protest, abvp, teacher injured, injured professor hospitalised, Prasanta Chakravarty, DU professor injured, anti nationals, delhi police, indian express, india news, staff meeting ramjas The decision was taken at a staff council meeting today three days after the college became a battleground for the members of RSS-backed ABVP and Left-affiliated AISA. (File Photo)

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“Stones were not pelted on Umar Khalid, he was not even present, stones were pelted on students who were there,” she said.

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First Published on: February 27, 2017 6:23 pm
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    Ash
    Feb 27, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    Let us see what happens.Don't forget Delhi.lt;br/gt;Remember just 3 seats.lt;br/gt;People still waiting for 15 lac.Will they add interest.
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      Ash
      Feb 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm
      Naidu moaning about the past the present he is supporting the actions of his Abvp ,who also take refuge behind the statement that anti national activity was taking place.lt;br/gt;A meeting had been organised.These lumpen elements stopped the meeting from taking place.Naidu then says that freedom of speech doesn't mean u can say anything.Please explain what then according to u is the meaning of freedom of speech.What anti national act took place.lt;br/gt;This girl is showing a lot of guts.So far she has not said anything which any administration can take offence to.If this is unacceptable,then I guess we need to worry.lt;br/gt;All she finds intolerable is that a few people were able to terrorise and beat a weaker group and take law into their hands.lt;br/gt;She goes on to say that she opposes not just abvp but any student body which does the same things.lt;br/gt;Rahul is right in supporting her.I don't think ,one should think about votes here.This is the right thing to do.
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        Bob
        Feb 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm
        And there will be a pappu like you to take advantage of the situation
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          Ganesh dh
          Feb 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm
          THERE WILL BE PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND STAN ONLY IF STANI ARMY WANTED. THEY ARE IN THE POWER BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL OXYGEN COME FROM TWO COUNTRY CONFLICT. STANI GOVT WORK UNDER ARMY DICTATOR !
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            Gopi Chand
            Feb 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm
            This fellow does not know when to use his right hand and when to use his left hand. A times he get confused and use the same hand for all purposes ....First let him be clear on it before making any more statements.
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              IslamForFoools
              Feb 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm
              Bulla ka Baal rahul hi.
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                IML sood
                Feb 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm
                Whatever trick Pappu may adopt even his sympathy with radical elements will not make him por as people have rejected him and he is sure to be stand rejected till he politically stand matured as maturity only in age does not work with public.Let him take what ever issue he stand rejected.
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                  Khushminder
                  Feb 27, 2017 at 7:23 pm
                  Tell Modi not to suck of Communist leaders from china. swinging with him on Gujarati Jhula.
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                    Kimmi
                    Feb 27, 2017 at 3:10 pm
                    THIS RAGA IS OUT ON BAIL lt;br/gt;SHAMELESS SCOUN DREL
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                      Harsh Wadhwa
                      Feb 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm
                      This misguided 'daughter of martyr' who chose to stand with an*ti-nationals is the new Con-haiya and the w cabo*odle of $i*ckulars is out to support her - Pappu, Kejru, d-in-the-wool pre*st*tutes... everybody ! Incidentally, if father's profession gets such a high weightage - remember that Umar Sharif's father was a member of the ba*nned S*IMI !
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                        MyTake
                        Feb 27, 2017 at 7:51 pm
                        (For every voice raised in intolerance there will be a Gurmehar Kaur: Rahul hi)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, many died at the border and in bomb blasts inside over the years to keep your type in seat in Delhi Sultanate for many years! How long you want to live off the people?? Do some real work to support yourself!
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                          MyTake
                          Feb 27, 2017 at 7:48 pm
                          Great coincidence, real match! Another one wants to represent one billion plus people!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Take a step further, Rahul!
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                            Pillai
                            Feb 27, 2017 at 3:11 pm
                            GUR MEHAR NAUTANKI LADY IS AN AAP AND CONGRESS WAANABE lt;br/gt;IGNORE HER
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                              Aditya
                              Feb 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm
                              There cant be a more lousy politician than Rahul. Just look at it, AAP is trying to create a narrative on intolerance just ahead of MCD Polls. This girl is an AAP activist and those who dont believe it, just need to look at the tweets she has put out or tweets that have been retweeted by her over the past some time. lt;br/gt;Now Rahul should have ideally taken the middle path and distanced himself from both the sides, but has ended up empathising with an idea, the followers of which will never support his party.
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                                Vikrant
                                Feb 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm
                                This ch needs to understand Indians will somehow tolerate a corrupt but not an antinational jihadi. The more he speaks in support of jihadi terrorists the more it will help in wipeout of this Italian mafia led Khangress party
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                                  Amrita
                                  Feb 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm
                                  why does the media give coverage to this person. She is a non eny as far as most Indians are concerned. Lets not hype her up. She does not even understand that there is an alternate view to hers. If she wants to be arrested or be ociated with anything remotely anti national she will have to face the consequences. Getting a seat in these Delhi educational insutions either DU or JNU is so difficult and to waste these opportunities to politics is sad. Im in favour of being politically aware but avoid crossing the limits. Initially there will be handling with soft gloves due to being a woman and the daughter of a martyr after that not. you will be used as a pawn by many and then dropped.
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                                    Shekar
                                    Feb 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                                    This girl has only spoken against the ABVP using force and goondaism. Surely, in a democracy she has all right to speak against such atrocities...If the ABVP was against a particular ideology they could have well addressed it the same way she did, within the rights provided by the Consution. What the ABVP did is absolutely regrettable, you can't simply get your point across by force.
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                                      Arpan
                                      Feb 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm
                                      Curse that you born in India. go n suicide in Kerala . Anyway after some years BJP will run Kerala and vice versa because slowly slowly our Kerala brothers and Sisters will understand that these Communist n Congresis will convert all Hindus to Christian n Muslims.
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                                        Jai hind
                                        Feb 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm
                                        Accepted when they felt it's going to be threat for their existence ....SA la. MC. BC ..bade desh bakthi dikhana aya hai
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                                          Jai hind
                                          Feb 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm
                                          It's relevant coz he hugged nacaz when entire soldiers were high ng against them ...so u can't count that as a anti national act .when this poor gal .. Said some thing which really meant to spread peace it's ..anti nationalism ... Bow u my impossible bakths 😂😂😂😂
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                                            Jai hind
                                            Feb 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm
                                            har am khor... Sach bolte to tere gha ** jala haina.. Bade aya ...desh premi ...desh me gadda r
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