Reacting to the controversy surrounding Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur's anti-ABVP campaign, Haryana health, sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij said those supporting her are "Pro Pakistan" and should be thrown out of India.
He condemned the campaign on Twitter and said,
In a statement to media, he further accused her of politicising her the father's martyrdom. The Tribune quotes him saying,
" I don’t even want to take Gurmehar Kaur’s name. She has been doing politics on the martyrdom of her father and has given a clean chit to Pakistan, which has been fighting with India directly and indirectly from a long time."
Anil Vij, who is known for shooting off his mouth, has courted controversy for many of his remarks. He once called Rahul and Sonia Gandhi "angrezon ki aulaad", Modi a "better brand ambassador, asked people to stay away from Haryana if they can't live without eating beef and got slammed for high-handedness.
Not the only BJP minister to attack Gurmeher
Union Minister Kiren Rijuju had also claimed that the 20- year-old student had been manipulated by the Leftists. He had blamed the "Leftists" for "polluting" her mind.
Earlier, Kaur had also been trolled by Virender Sehwag and Randeep Hooda who later issued a statement justifying their stand.
Kaur, daughter of Captain Mandeep Singh, who was killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir in 1999, featured in a video last year asking India and Pakistan to amicably settle their disputes. She had held a placard, saying, "Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him." Kaur had claimed that she was getting "rape threats" from unknown persons after she spoke against the ABVP.
(With PTI inputs)