Vidya Balan talks in support of Gurmehar Kaur’s protest against ABVP

March 1, 2017, 12:57 pm
Vidya Balan talks in support of Gurmehar Kaur’s protest against ABVP
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Vidya Balan talks in support of Gurmehar Kaur’s protest against ABVP

Vidya Balan talks in support of Gurmehar Kaur’s protest against ABVP

Gurmehar Kaur, the Delhi University student whose silent protest through posts against ABVP went viral on social media, had received support and love from a large section of the society was also trolled by cricketers and few actors.

Being the daughter of Indian Army martyr, she also received death and rape threats, which might have indirectly triggered her to stop her online campaign.

In the last few days, a few Indian sportsmen like Virender Sehwag, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, and even Bollywood star Randeep Hooda trolled the girl for which the celebrities were slammed by netizens.

At a recent event, Vidya Balan was asked about her views on the topic. The actress, who has always spoken her mind on social issues, said, "What we need to really respect is everyone's individuality, don't want to comment more but I think everyone should have the freedom to express (themselves)."

While Vidya spoke about the need for 'freedom of expression', Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said the constitutional right cannot be used as a "licence to shout anti-national slogans in campuses". In his tweet he said, "Freedom of expression is not a licence to shout anti-national slogans in campuses. Criticise the govt but don't abuse the motherland."

Apart from Vidya, stars like Javed Akhtar, Pooja Bhatt, musician Vishal Dadlani, director Shirish Kunder and more have all come out in support of Gurmehar Kaur.

For Gurmehar post which read that Pakistan didn't kill my father, war did, Sehwag trolled her with a similar post.

Even actor Randeep Hooda poked fun at the girl for her protest.