LSR student Gurmehar Kaur, who initiated the media campaign against ABVP in wake of violence that took place in the DU. Some are calling her anti-national, some are making fun 0f her on twitter, people like Virender Sehwag and Randeep Hooda clearly needs to watch this video as well where DUSU President and ABVP activist Satender Awana is openly threatening Delhi University Law Faculty Dean, Ved Kumari in presence of police officers.
Watch the video here:
ये आपके बाप की यूनिवर्सिटी है! ये भाषा है ABVP Ex DUSU अध्यक्ष सतिंदर अवाना की, DU फैकल्टी से। पुलिस मूकदर्शक बनी है pic.twitter.com/3AxOWhOVGh
— Vikas Yogi (@vikaskyogi) February 27, 2017
The video was uploaded on the Internet last month (in January), where Satender Awana is seen openly threatening Ved Kumari and even using some pretty harsh words against her and the bizarre thing is that “it was all happened in presence of Police officers”.
Ved Kumari told about the incident to DNA, she said “They abused me in front of the police and even threatened me with dire consequences if they were not given the admit cards, and police did not even bother to stop them. Also, they destroyed my office property,”
According to DNA, Satender Awana and his team were staged a protest over the detention list of students that was released by the University.
Even some students from LSR also claimed that ABVP activists, backed by DUSU members have been creating ruckus at the campus for the last couple of months over different issues.
Back to the latest topic, the girl named Gurmehar Kaur responds to those who claimed her anti-social via her official facebook handle, she writes;
“Why should I not stand for these 18 year olds and 17-year-olds who got beaten to pulp in the name of nationalism. Yeh nationalism nahi Hota. Nationalism woh Hota Hai – ki apni desh ki constitution ki respect kerna. Apne country mien Khud ki youth ke leye stand Lena. Apni awaaz uthana nationalism Hota hai. Ladke , Ladkiyo, professors ke baal kheechna, unhe Thapar marna, gandi gaaliya dena, laathi charge kerna, 12 baje raat ko unke PG pe raid kerna. YEH NAHI hoti nationalism,” Kaur posted on her Facebook on Saturday evening
In an interview with one news channel, Kaur mentioned that she has received rape threats for calling out ABVP.
Kaur, a native of Jalandhar, had changed her profile picture which now shows her holding a placard and reading: “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.”
It goes with a status message: “The brutal attack on innocent students by ABVP is very disturbing and should be stopped. It was not an attack on protesters, but an attack on every notion of democracy that is held dear in ever Indian’s heart. It is an attack on ideals, morals, freedom and rights of every person born to this nation. The stones that you pelt hit our bodies, but fail to bruise our ideas. This profile picture is my way of protesting against the tyranny of fear.”
She had also appealed to those who are against ABVP to “take a similar selfie and make it your profile picture. Use the hashtag #StudentsAgainstABVP and copy paste this message along to it.”
Our Take: We usually try to remain neutral on such issues, as cases like Sarabjit Vs Jasleen Kaur but after seeing this video and heard so much from DU students about ABVP Riotous acts we couldn’t resist ourselves and it’s a no-brainer that we side with Gurmehar Kaur here. A student is still a ‘student’ even if he is a DUSU president or a normal one. Hey ABVP, What’s it with your behaviour with females of our country? You openly threaten one female in front of police (mind that you are also mocking the Indian Judiciary system as well) while tagged other as anti-national, just because she doesn’t support and criticise your Hindu agenda?
Basic tenets of ABVP
“ABVP wants to build an ideal student movement which will work in the wider context of National Reconstruction, in the field of education with a firm belief in constructive activity, in the existence of educational community and in the need to stay above partisan politics”.
‘Partisan politics’ are you kidding? If there’s anything you won student elections is only because of your belief in right-wing politics, and we are sure it will not going to change anytime soon.
And, though we know nothing will change in ABVP politics, Least we can do is to request our great sportsman and the great actor to take some time from their busy schedule and ask DUSU students about their views on ABVP organisation, maybe then you will stop mocking the girl on twitter.
By: Saket Sharma