MP Simha in soup after comparing martyr’s daughter to Dawood

In a controversial tweet, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mysuru and Kodagu constituency, Pratap Simha has compared Kargil martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur to 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim.

Simha posted an image of Kargil martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur holding a placard that read ‘Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him,’ along with a photo of Dawood holding a placard that read ‘I did not kill people in 1993, bombs killed them.’

Simha said that even Dawood Ibrahim did not use the crutches of his father’s name to justify his anti-national stand.

MoS Home Kiren Rijiju also took aim at Kaur through a tweet on Monday, stating, “Who’s polluting this young girl’s mind? Strong armed forces prevent a war. India never attacked anyone but a weak India was always invaded.”

Responding to threats of violence and rape on social media, Delhi University (DU) student Gurmehar Kaur on Monday said that she was ready to ‘take a bullet for the country’ just as her father had done 17 years ago.

She also filed a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) alleging harassment on social media.

Kaur had on Sunday faced backlash on social media for changing her Facebook profile picture holding a placard which read, “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.”

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