JNU student leader Shehla Rashid said she has often faced abuse on social media platforms like Facebook which amounts to violation of democratic rights, online or offline.
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Javed Akhtar tweets comes after wrestler Babita Phogat and Virendra Sehwag trolled DU student Gurmehar Kaur for her comments on ABVP.
Taking to her Twitter account, Babita condemned the alleged rape threat against Kaur but refused to stand by her because she supposedly 'did not speak up for her country'.
DCW forwarded a complaint of the Lady Shri Ram College student regarding the online abuse.
The mother of the 20-year-old Delhi University student, whose defiant stand against the ABVP drew a volley of hate messages on her Facebook account, however, refused to be drawn into the controversy.
Earlier in the day, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju alleged that the Leftists were misleading the youth.
The Union Minister had earlier asked whether someone was polluting 20-year-old Kaur's mind.
The FIR was registered under relevant sections of the IT Act and IPC, said a senior police officer.
Arvind Kejriwal to meet Delhi LG Anil Baijal requesting him to order action against ABVP and rape threats to Gurmehar Kaur today.
While many Twitter users criticised Sehwag for comparing a cricket match to a war, many others including Randeep Hooda cheered Sehwag for his remark.
Students opposed to the Ramjas College violence of February 22 and the online threats against Kaur have decided to take out a march in the Delhi University.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal informed that she has written a letter to the Delhi Police seeking an FIR against those people, who threatened her with death and rape online.
She posted her pictures on Facebook holding different placards including 'I am not afraid of ABVP' and 'Pakistan did not kill my father but war did'.
Kaur, the daughter of an Indian Army captain who died in the Kargil war, launched a social media campaign against the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
Gurmehar Kaur met DCW chief Swati Maliwal and complained against the online threats she had been receiving.