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PIPFPD expresses solidarity with Gurmehar Kaur - Press statement of 1 March 2017

1 March

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PAKISTAN INDIA PEOPLES’ FORUM FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY

Press Statement

01.03.2017

PIPFPD expresses solidarity with Gurmehar Kaur

Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) expresses its solidarity with a 20 year old Gurmehar Kaur and condemn ABVP and other forces that have targeted brave girl. She is a daughter of a Kargil martyr while ABVP’s parent organization RSS, did not even participate in the freedom struggle.

Gurmehar Kaur is being targeted for saying,” I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone. Every student of India is with me”. She is a student of Delhi University and watching the hooliganism of ABVP in Ramjas College, Gurmehar raised her voice against enemies of freedom of expression. Shamelessly, Minister of state for Home Kiran Rijiju, instead of acting against ABVP, said leftists are polluting her mind.

Earlier she had said,” Pakistan did not kill my dad. War killed him”. One needs to understand her sentiment and rationale behind the statement. By that statement she emphasized the futility of war. Young Gurmehar clearly indicated that it is basically war which causes death of soldiers. The reality is war and hostile relations kill people and lakhs of people suffer. India and Pakistan along with other super powers needs to make a move towards living in a peace. There is no alternate to peaceful co-existence. War creates hysteria and creates feeling of super nationalism. Soldiers and people suffer and get killed.

The ruling alliance is openly supporting ABVP and hounding a young girl. It can be seen in a statement of BJP’s member of Parliament Pratap Simha, who compared Gurmehar to fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.

We want to assure Gurmehar that the saner voices of the country are with you.

For further details contact: Email- pipfpd.india[at]gmail.com | Phone- 09869077718

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