We need to listen to Gurmehar Kaur4 min read . Updated: 09 Mar 2017, 04:33 AM IST
Let go of hate, Gurmehar says silently through those 36 placards. It is time to listen
First of all, Gurmehar Kaur is not a girl. She is a young woman with the right to vote, a 20-year-old student who lost her father during military action when she was barely two years old. In her two decades, she has learnt more about what life has to offer than many twice her age. Calling her an impressionable or misguided girl is not only patronizing, it reveals wilful refusal to acknowledge the points she is making.
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