Mr Gandhi had earlier this week expressed his complete support towards Kaur.
New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday hit out at the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for endorsing Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur’s stand while challenging Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal to take out a rally with a slogan “Don’t blame Pak for martyrdom of our soldier.”
Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi said that it is totally politicised, and the ABVP has gone out of the way to ensure that no disrespect is shown to Gurmehar. “Her stand for something and may be I can disagree with her and lot of us do disagree with her because we want to blame Pakistan,” said the BJP’s local unit vice president.
Ms Ilmi questioned rival political parties and said the fact is Congress says that they back Gurmehar, so, is the Congress and AAP ready to do a rally saying that “Don’t blame Pak” for martyrdom of our soldier and want peace with Pakistan.
She dared Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to take out a rally in support of Gurmehar and her cause. Mr Gandhi had earlier this week expressed his complete support towards Kaur, who has allegedly received rape threats over her social media campaign in support of students of the Delhi University following unrest in Ramjas College. “Against the tyranny of fear we stand with our students. For every voice raised in anger, intolerance and ignorance there will be a Gurmehar Kaur,” tweeted Mr Gandhi.
Delhi chief minister Mr Kejriwal too endorsed Gurmehar’s stand and shared a video of Ms Kaur speaking about the rape threats she received.