Twenty-year-old daughter of a martyred Indian Army Captain, Gurmehar Kaur on Tuesday opted out of the ‘Save DU campaign’ as she now wants to distance herself from the chaos surrounding her.

The Delhi University student in a series of tweets said that she has gone through a lot and this is all her 20 -year-old can take.

Gurmehar believes that the ongoing campaign is about students and not her. She further urged others to go to the march in huge numbers.

“I’m withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. I have been through a lot and this is all my 20 year self could take :),” she tweeted.

“To anyone questioning my courage and bravery… I’ve shown more than enough. One thing is for sure, next time we will think twice before resorting to violence or threats and that’s all this was about,” she added.

Earlier, Kaur became the centre of attraction when she launched an online campaign against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS, following the violence at Delhi University’s Ramjas College.

In return, she got death threats — and was threatened with rape too.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who backed the DU student, wants strict action against the ABVP hooligans.

“Will meet Hon’ble LG today at 2.30 pm to demand action against ABVP goondaism n rape threats to Gurmehar Kaur,” Kejriwal tweeted.

First Published | 28 February 2017 11:46 AM
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