- Gurmehar Kaur was mocked online by Virender Sehwag and Randeep Hooda
- Both have since then justified their widely-criticized tweets
- Now, Ms Kaur has hit back at critics and Mr Hooda with a biting tweet
The 20-year-old tweeted actor Randeep Hooda's clarification on trolling her and commented, "I didn't tweet my hands did."
"I didn't tweet my hands did" https://t.co/K5EHmTlJbe- Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) March 8, 2017
Speaking at an event on March 8, Randeep Hooda said that he was not aware of the online threats to Gurmehar Kaur and that his views were misconstrued.
"I didn't know who this girl was.. I saw a tweet by Sehwag (former cricketer Virender Sehwag) and I often laugh at his jokes. He makes pretty funny jokes about all kinds of things. And I just laughed at it and left it. I didn't see the connotation in it then I got some messages, and that some prominent journalists are making comments on it, conversing on it," the actor said, according to PTI reports.
Gurmehar Kaur's biting response has set Twitter on fire. There have been almost 1,000 retweets and over 1,500 'likes' in just 11 hours.
@mehartweets WOW! what a comeback.. seems like she was waiting for this moment BANG ON !!- Amanjot Raheja (@yo_jot) March 8, 2017
@mehartweets oh damn. Burn.- Shikhar Srivastava (@shikharsri234) March 8, 2017
@mehartweets awwww snap ........WHAT A REPLY- SANDIPAN MITRA (@SANDIPANMITRA6) March 8, 2017
Gurmehar Kaur, the daughter of an army officer who was killed in action in 1999, was threatened and abused online after her post criticizing the ABVP, a BJP-linked student body. In the controversy, her old post resurfaced and drew fresh reactions. In the post, she holds a placard that reads, "Pakistan did not kill my father. War did." Among those who derided the post were former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who was then praised by Randeep Hooda.