We know that Lady Shri Ram College student and Kargil martyr’s daugher Gurmehar Kaur launched a social media campaign against ABVP after they attacked leftwing students and teachers accusing them of raisng “anti-national slogans” at the Jawaharlel Nehru University. Gurmehar Kaur announced on social media that she is facing rape and death threats and eventually withdrew from the rally where thousands of students and faculty protested against the ABVP.
While the nation is divided in their support for Gurmehar and ABVP, Anupam Kher recently announced that he agrees with Gurmehar’s statement that said, “Pakistan did not call my dad. War did.”
In a recent interview, Kher said, “What she said is right no one wants war, soldiers are at borders to protect the country not to take a bullet.” He added, “Some are taking political mileage out of it, everyone knows who they are; they’re laughable. Fir dusre bhi apne mann ki baat kahenge.”
Anupam had also tweeted about the issue some time back. He wrote, “The Intorant Gang is back. Same faces, different slogans.:) #Intolerance #AwardWapsi #Emergency #DemonitisationDisaster #BharatKeTukde.”
Gautam Gambhir also voiced support for Kaur, saying mocking or ganging up against the 20-year-old for her views on the horrors of war was despicable. “We live in a free country where everyone is entitled to their opinion,” he said in a video message. “If a daughter who lost her father puts up posts about the horrors of war, she has all the right.”
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag clarified that his response to Kaur on the social media was an attempt to be facetious. He said he did not mean to bully her. “Agreement or disagreement wasn’t even a factor,” he said. “She has a right to express her views and anyone who threatens her with violence or rape is the lowest form of life.”