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Published On: Sat, Feb 1st, 2020

Days after Jamia firing, man fires bullets in Shaheen Bagh area

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NEW DELHI : A man has fired bullets in Shaheen Bagh area, just two days after a teen shooter fired at protesters at Jamia Millia University. Police have taken him into their custody. The man was allegedly chanting “Jai Shri Ram!” before he fired bullets.

The incident has sparked tension as it comes days after a person fired gunshots in Jamia, injuring an anti-CAA protester.The man has been identified as Kapil Gurjar. He is a resident of Delhi’s Dallupura
Days after Jamia firing, man fires bullets in Shaheen Bagh area, detained by police, watch video. According to initial reports, man shot in the air twice outside the barricaded area on the Sarita Vihar side. There are no immediate reports of any casualties or injuries.

Days after Jamia firing, man fires bullets in Shaheen Bagh area, detained by police, watch video According to Indian Express, the man was chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ before firing the gun. In the video taken minutes after he shot bullets, the man can be heard saying, “Here only Hindus will rule no one else!”
According to ANI, Delhi DCP Chinmay Biswal on the incident of firing in Shaheen Bagh said, “The man had resorted to aerial firing. Police immediately overpowered and caught him.”Shaheen Bagh has been the centre of anti-Citizenship Act protests.

On Thursday, an man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring Jamia student Shadab Farooq, before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting “Yeh lo aazadi” amid heavy police presence.
The man allegedly shouted “Jai Sri Ram” as he fired shots standing near police barricades put up at the south Delhi locality where hundreds of women and children have sat on the road in protest for more than a month.
He was also heard saying: “Humare desh mein sirf hinduon ki chalegi aur kisi ki nahi (in our country only Hindus will prevail).”A witness said the man fired two-three times, standing right next to the police.
“We suddenly heard gunshots. His person was shouting Jai Shri Ram. He had a semi-automatic pistol and he fired two rounds. The police were standing just behind him,” said the witness, who says he volunteers at the protest. “When his gun jammed, he ran. He tried to fire again, then tossed the gun into the bushes and tried to escape. Some of us and the police caught him, the police dragged him away,” he added.
This incident – the second shooting in Delhi at an anti-CAA protest — has chilling similarities to the one that took place just two km away at Jamia university on Thursday, when a 17-year-old Class 12 boy from Uttar Pradesh fired a crude pistol at unarmed protesters with dozens of policemen behind him, watching.
The teen, who left home claiming he was going to school, took a bus to Delhi intending to target Shaheen Bagh but landed at Jamia next-door after an auto-driver dropped him off there to avoid the traffic chaos.
The Shaheen Bagh protest has attracted attention from across the country in the protests against the CAA or the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which makes religion a criterion for citizenship. Critics say the law discriminates against Muslims as only non-Muslims from neighbouring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh can become Indian citizens if they fled religious persecution and entered India before 2015.

 

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