After her protest, Gurmehar was trolled and allegedly threatened with rape. The LSR student had to leave Delhi temporarily.
"But still she refuses to be silenced, and has a memoir due to be published next year," Time writes.
Gurmehar's rise to fame
After the Ramjas protests, Gurmehar launched a #StudentsAgainstABVP campaign and posted photos holding placards that said: "I am a student from Delhi University. I am not afraid of ABVP. I am not alone."
The viral campaign led some people digging her previous video in which she had condemned the concept of war.
That video invited criticism from well-known names including Virender Sehwag, Yogeshwar Dutt and Randeep Hooda.
Video on India-Pakistan peace went viral
Gurmehar's father Captain Mandeep Singh, an army officer, was killed in the Kargil war when she was two. Before her #StudentsAgainstABVP campaign, she had shared a video saying "Pakistan didn't kill my father, war did". The video went viral after her Ramjas stint.
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Time's tribute to Gurmehar Kaur
"Kaur was a target for online trolls and thrust to the centre of a national debate on free speech and dissent in an increasingly nationalistic India," Time notes.
Gurmehar responds: "While I never asked for it, I was pushed to the forefront. I realized that people listen to what I say. And if I have something positive to say, why shouldn't I say it?"