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Gurmehar Kaur features in Time Magazine’s list of Next Generation Leaders for 2017

Gurmehar Kaur features in Time Magazine’s list of Next Generation Leaders for 2017 October 14, 2017

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Gurmehar Kaur who earlier this year posted a photo of herself which was viral on social media holding a placard reading, “I am a student from Delhi university. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone.” is on Time Magazine’s  list  of Next Generation Leaders for 2017, Kaur is  the daughter of an Armyman who was killed during the Kargil war, had protested against the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for triggering violence  at Ramjas College in Delhi this year.

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Here is the TIME MAGAZINE report: “As the image went viral, an earlier picture surfaced from an unrelated online campaign to promote peace between India and Pakistan. In it, Kaur held a placard about her father, an Indian army captain who had died fighting militants in the disputed region of Kashmir. “Pakistan did not kill my dad,” it read. “War killed him.” In the context of her challenge to the BJP-linked group, those were seen as fighting words.

Suddenly, Kaur was a target for online trolls and thrust to the center of a national debate on free speech and dissent in an increasingly nationalistic India. She was mocked by a leading cricketer and criticized by a Bollywood actor. Kiren Rijiju, a junior minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, tweeted, “Who’s polluting this girl’s mind?”

In the months since, Kaur has been targeted with verbal abuse and death threats. But still she refuses to be silenced, and has a memoir, Small Acts of Freedom, that is due to be published next year. “Why should I keep quiet?” she says. “While I never asked for it, I was pushed to the forefront. I realized that people listen to what I say. And if I have something positive to say, why shouldn’t I say it?”

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