After being trolled on social media, the 20-year-old says she has been through enough
GN Bureau | February 28, 2017
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who spoke up against the ABVP on Twitter, has announced that she is withdrawing from 'Save DU campaign' on Tuesday morning. The campaign was being held to protest against violence against students in the varsity campus.
Her friend Ram Subramanian tweeted that Gurmehar will be leaving the national capital.
Just spoke to @mehartweets she is really scared. She's leaving delhi for now. It's sad we have become this country. Really really sad.— Ram Subramanian (@Voice_Of_Ram) February 28, 2017
In her tweets posted early morning, Gurmehar wrote she has 'been through enough'.
"I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take," she posted.
The 20-year-old is the daughter of a an army officer who was killed in a terror attack.
She was in news for her poster campaign on social media demanding an end to campus violence.
Here's what she tweeted:
I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. (1/2)— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :)— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
The campaign is about students and not about me. Please go to the March in huge numbers. Best of luck.— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
To anyone questioning my courage and bravery.. I've shown more than enough— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
It's a request, please leave me alone. Stop spamming my wall and phone. Any question abt my decision tweet to @Voice_Of_Ram— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
One thing is for sure, next time we will think twice before resorting to violence or threats and that's all this was about (2/2)— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
This piece is based on a previous article by the authors published in Geoforum [Elsevier] in May 2019: available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ S0016718519300764?via%3Dihub
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