No person regardless of gender should be abused in any way. Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of a Kargil martyr surely suffered a lot after the sacrifice her father made in the Kargil war. But now she is a political activist whether she publicly supports or protests for one or the other student organisations, and should be prepared to receive criticism. It appears in the recent Ramjas College protest, the source of controversy, she was supporting the AISA which wanted to invite Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid of the JNU to speak on controversial topics. Umar Khalid, a JNU student, is out on bail for certain anti-national comments that he had made at the JNU protests.
- 6 Mar 2017
Gurmehar Kaur, 18 years old today, was only 2 during the 1999 Kargil war when Pakistan in a surprise attack captured a strategic Siachen Kargil hill territory. Many Indian soldiers died as India was forced to counter-attack and recapture this strategic Kargil-Siachen point. Sadly, Gurmehar Kaur’s father was one such casualty, but Pakistan’s frequent attacks and state sponsored terrorism has caused fatalities to many soldiers, their families and members of their communities. Gurmehar Kaur who had no idea in 1999 what happened, is hoping to see peace along the border and an end to fighting so that no more children see lose their fathers. HOPE PAKISTAN IS LISTENING?
- 3 May 2016