Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)
I’m not your Martyr’s daughter, says Gurmehar in new blog post
Gurmehar Kaur, 20 who became the face of the fight against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)last month has come up with a blog outlining her stand on the issue.
She took to social networking sites to introduce with her blog ‘I AM’, on Tuesday.
The blog starts with a question ‘Who am I?’ Am I who the trolls think I am? Am I what the media portrayed me as? No, I can’t be any of that. I am my Papa’s Gulgul, I’m my father’s daughter. But. I am not your “Martyr’s Daughter”.
“You’ve read about me, made assumptions based on articles. Here in my own words. My first blog titled “I am” reads her post.
On Wednesday, Kaur during a telephonic conversation with HT said that she will write an article once in a week.
“Right now a lot has been going in my mind, I will pen down my feelings on that incident,” said Gurmehar.
Kaur, a student of English honors in Lady Shri Ram College is preparing for her exams that will be held next month.
While talking to HT last month, Kaur had shared that she might come up with some article on her experience she gained due to the incident that garnered her appreciation and criticism, both.
“I love to read books. I also like to write. So I may just pen an article on the issue,” she had said.
Kaur who took to social media to attack the ABVP after the clash at Delhi’s Ramjas College was trolled on social media.
Notably, Kaur was sucked into the row after one of her social media posts on her father, Martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, and her perceptions about Pakistan and war surfaced. “Pakistan did not kill my father. War killed him,” read the post.
The 20-year-old then was trolled that she was Martyr’s daughter and was not supposed to make such statements.