- She alleged rape threats after her Facebook post on ABVP went viral
- Her post followed after clashes last week in Ramjas College
- While Kiren Rijiju criticised her in tweets, Rahul Gandhi supported her
The 20-year-old has been trolled relentlessly since she posted a profile picture holding up a placard saying: "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".
Her post followed clashes last week at the Ramjas College over Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid being invited to a literary event. The invite was cancelled after ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad) activists allegedly barged in and vandalized the college, shouting protests against Umar Khalid, who was accused of sedition last year.
"There are people out there, very famous people calling me anti-national. I just want to say they don't understand patriotism," Ms Kaur, a student of the Lady Shri Ram College, told reporters.
Mr Rijiju, like many others including former cricketer Virender Sehwag and actor Randeep Hooda, seized on a previous post by the student in May. In the video, which went viral, Ms Kaur had appealed for peace between India and Pakistan with a series of placards; one of them read, "Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him."
Another lawmaker of the ruling BJP, Pratap Simha, compared Gurmehar to terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.
Who's polluting this young girl's mind? A strong Arm Force prevents a war. India never attacked anyone but a weak India was always invaded. https://t.co/gXHkAGi9sh- Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 27, 2017