Gurmehar Kaur, a 20-year-old student of the Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi, joined a social media campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) after violent clashes at Delhi University's Ramjas College last week.
As part of the 'Fightback DU' campaign, Gurmehar Kaur's online post saying, "I am not afraid of ABVP," received many messages of support, but she was also trolled with threatening messages. Gurmehar, whose father died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999, finally withdrew from the campaign, and left Delhi.
Students and teachers of Delhi University took out a march on Tuesday to protest against violence on the Ramjas college campus. Several ABVP students were detained after clashes broke out during the march. Students in Mumbai too took out rallies in support of Gurmehar.