Delhi student, Jasleen Kaur, earned plenty of praise from public, Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal, Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Police chief, BS Bassi. They all praised her ‘bravery’ in dealing with a man who allegedly attacked her modesty.Her Facebook post went viral with it receiving more than 21000 likes and several hundred comments on Facebook within hours of being posted.
In the last seven days, Jasleen Kaur has gone from being feted as a “braveheart” to being condemned a “liar”. In her week-long fall from grace, the 20-year-old Delhi University student has also been called many names and has even been threatened with “third degree” on several public forums.
Jasleen incident is one of those cases where a lot of factors, including the impatient social media, were responsible for lynching the man’s character and life. Not only did it raise a lot of questions regarding the misuse of social media, but questions on women playing the girl card and misusing feminism were also raised.