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Ramjas row: Punjab Police provides security to DU student Gurmehar Kaur in Jalandhar

Delhi University Student Gurmehar Kaur Has Been Provided Security By Punjab Police At Her Native Place In Jalandhar.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Mar 2017, 06:00:46 PM
A file photo of Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur.


Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, in the centre of a countrywide debate on free speech post her campaign against ABVP, was provided security by Punjab Police on Wednesday at her native place in Jalandhar.

Jalandhar commissioner of police (CP) Arpit Shukla said, "I have put up two lady constables at her residence." The security has been provided in the wake of "some threats" she had received earlier, he added.

A case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation was registered by Delhi Police against unknown persons in connection with the alleged rape threats to Kaur after violent clashes at DU's Ramjas College between ABVP and AISA members.

She had started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP" following violence at Ramjas college.

The campaign went viral and received massive support from students and teachers across universities.

A case with her complaint to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) was also registered on Tuesday, even as she pulled out of a protest march against ABVP, requesting to be "left alone", and came to Jalandhar to be with her family.

Senior officers had earlier said Gurmehar had submitted a screenshot of the message she received on Facebook from a man who allegedly threatened her with "gangrape" and "making porn videos of her".

Kaur, a student of Lady Shri Ram College, affiliated to DU, is the daughter of Captain Mandeep Singh who was killed in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on August 6, 1999, four days after Pakistani troops withdrew from Kargil.

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First Published : 01 Mar 2017, 05:55:00 PM

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