BJP threats to rape daughter of Kargil war dead Indian Army officer due peace with Pakistan

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BJP threats to rape daughter of Kargil war dead Indian Army officer due peace with Pakistan

The daughter of an Indian military officer killed in the Kargil war has received rape threats from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after she posted pictures with messages promoting peace between Pakistan and India.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), student wing of the BJP, led a social media campaign against Gurmehar Kaur, which led to a barrage of hate messages against her.

"I have been getting a lot of threats on social media. I think it is very scary when people threaten you with violence or with rape," she told NDTV.

Kaur had put up a picture on her Facebook with a placard that read: "I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP," after clashes between two student groups at the university Kaur goes to.

Earlier, she had also posted similar pictures with messages promoting peace between the two countries.

Various Indians on Twitter, including famous cricketer Virender Sehwag and actor Randeep Hoda, resorted to online abuse and trolling following the social media campaign led by the BJP's student wing.