However, Gurmehar Kaur, who was also supposed to be participating in the protest, has withdrawn.
"I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say", she tweeted.
I'm withdrawing from the campaign. Congratulations everyone. I request to be left alone. I said what I had to say.. (1/2)
— Gurmehar Kaur (@mehartweets) February 28, 2017
Here are LIVE updates:
- She is just a young girl,lost her father to Kargil war. Don't they (politicians) see a daughter in her?-Kanwaljeet Singh, Gurmehar's grandfather
Image courtesy: ANI
- Drama being created, shouldn't be highlighted. Politicians must refrain from giving statements :Kanwaljeet Singh, Gurmehar Kaur's grandfather
- Olympian Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt tweets against DU student Gurmehar Kaur, with the following picture.
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) February 28, 2017
- National Students' Union of India's (NSUI) hunger strike outside Delhi University Arts faculty.
- Gurmehar Kaur, after threat, all set to leave Delhi, tweets one of her friend.
- Delhi Police files FIR on the rape threat to DU Student Gurmehar Kaur.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Monday said 'DCW Home Guards' were providing security to the Kargil martyr's daughter, who complained of receiving "rape threats" allegedly from ABVP members.
Earlier on Monday, Gurmehar Kaur (20), a Delhi University student, met Maliwal and alleged that she had been receiving rape threats on social media allegedly by ABVP members.
However, Gurmehar's recent campaign, if found support from some, has also been questioned by many. Many are doubting her motive of starting a "campaign" at the time of election in UP.
Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, had started the campaign "I am not afraid of ABVP" following violence at Ramjas college.
Kaur had last week changed her Facebook profile picture into one holding a placard reading, "I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me. #StudentsAgainstABVP."
However, former cricketer Virendra Sehwag and Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda criticised the literature student's remarks, calling her a "political pawn".
Responding to the critics, Kaur said they do not understand her "idea of patriotism".
Ramjas college had last week witnessed large-scale violence between members of the AISA and the ABVP. The genesis of the clash was an invite to JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid to address a seminar on 'Culture of Protests', which was withdrawn by the college authorities following
opposition by ABVP.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had also ordered an inquiry into the alleged attacks on women by policemen during the violence and issued a notice to the Delhi Police in this regard.
(With inputs from agencies)