The Kargil martyr’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur’s chapter, doesn’t seem to be ending soon. Interestingly, sports stars like Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag have positioned themselves to a different level by trolling Kaur on social media and tagged her as anti-national.
However, left-hand batsman Gautam Gambhir has come up with the support of DU student Kaur and blasted his former batting partner Sehwag for mocking and bullying the 20-year old student.
Gambhir in his video says, “The freedom of expression is absolute and equal for all. High time we learnt that and practised it daily in every sphere of life.”
The video was retweeted by Ms Kaur has Gambhir’s view saying, “We live in a free country where everyone is entitled to their opinion. If a daughter who lost her father puts up posts about the horrors of war with the intention of achieving peace she has all the right to.”
“It is not an opportunity for everyone to show how patriotic they are and gang up on her to mock her. She is entitled to her opinion just as every other citizen is. Everyone may or may not agree with it but mocking her for it is despicable.”
Video Source: NMF News
Series of Intense Trolling:
Kaur, who took her stance against RSS-backed student outfit ABVP with a video advocating peace between India and Pakistan, was subject to troll on social media. Kaur’s year old video that spoke, not Pakistan but war killed her father, gave her the tag of being an anti-national.
If this wasn’t enough, the girl was even subjected to get rape threats from unknown people that resulted in ending her social media campaign. This threat has led her to get police protection.
Sehwag who earlier trolled Kaur with tweet holding a placard defended himself that his social media response was just an “attempt to be facetious” rather than bullying someone.
“She has a right to express her views, and anyone who threatens her with violence or rape is the lowest form of life. Everyone has a right to express their opinions without being bullied or threatened. Gurmehar Kaur or the Phogat sisters,” Sehwag tweeted.