New Delhi, Feb 27, 2017: Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag once again dragged a controversy. This time Delhi-based cricketer has left people divided following his response to a post of a Kargil martyr’s daughter.
Sehwag replied to Gurmehar Kaur, who’s silence speaks louder than words in a four-minute video posted on Facebook- “Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him”, the outspoken former Indian cricketer trolled the 20-year-old girl for her observation.
Gurmehar Kaur, is a student of Lady Sri Ram College and daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh. She received a barrage of hate messages over her opposition to ABVP led ruckus at DU’s Ramjas College.
After the shocking incident at DU’s campus which left several students and professors wounded on Wednesday, Gurmehar launched a social media campaign with hashtags #FightBackDU and marked DU students are not afraid of ABVP.
In response to Gurmehar’s facebook post, observation Sehwag took to his Twitter account and wrote:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2017
Soon after “Nawab of Najafgarh” posted the message, it took the Twitterati by storm with several applauded and some criticised him for mocking the family of a martyr and unnecessarily bullying martyr’s daughter girl.
The next was Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda and it brought this response from Kaur:
political pawn? I can think. I don't support violence perpetuated on students? Is that so wrong.
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 26, 2017
On Wednesday, Ramjas College had witnessed never-seen-before violence inside the Delhi University campus between members of AISA and ABVP workers. The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on ‘Culture of Protests’ which was withdrawn by the college authorities following opposition by the ABVP.