DIDN’T INTEND TO BULLY, SAYS SEHWAG ON GURMEHAR, Delhi

Accused of bullying Gurmehar Kaur, whose campaign against the ABVP went viral, ex-cricketer Virender Sehwag on Tuesday batted for the Delhi University students freedom of expression.

Sehwag, whose earlier tweet drew widespread criticism including from Kaur’s college teachers, clarified that bullying wasn’t his intention. “My tweet was an attempt to be facetious rather than one to bully anyone over their opinion. Agreement or disagreement wasn’t even a factor,” he tweeted.

Sehwag also slammed the death and rape threats which Kaur has been getting after her campaign against the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. “She has a right to express her views and anyone who threatens her with violence or rape is the lowest form of life,” he said. “Everyone has a right to express their views without being bullied or threatened.”

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