DU Student Gurmeher Kaur Receives Death and Rape Threats

A student of Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Gurmeher Kaur had spoken out online about the ABVP's violence in Ramjas College, where members of the organisation had beaten up teachers and students attending a seminar. She had written that she [was not] "afraid of ABVP", and had also taken part in an older campaign against warmongering which was unearthed as well. In response, she had received many death and rape threats and had become the subject of media and social media attention. She had later filed an FIR in light of these threats.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident University
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Location of incident University perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed 0 :Maurice Nagar
Details of the FIR


Investigating agency Not Applicable Victim's lawyer Not Available
Role of police Need confirmation :Not Available Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Not Applicable Other details An FIR under 354A (Sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 67 of IT act (transmitting obscene material in electronic form) was filed.
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Main Information
Date of incident: February 28, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Gurmeher Kaur
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown persons, allegedly from ABVP
    State Delhi
    District/City New Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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