Protest over the firing incident outside Jamia Millia Islamia has ended after nearly seven hours, varsity officials said. A student from Jamia Millia Islamia was injured after a gun-wielding man opened fire during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the city’s Jamia area on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who was shot in the hand, has been taken to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. Protests intensified in the area following the attack with hundreds of agitated people gathering near the university, breaking barricades and clashing with police personnel
In a video, the man brandishing the gun can be heard saying, “Yeh lo azaadi…Hindustan zindabad…Delhi Police zindabad.” Delhi Police personnel were present at the spot when the shooting took place. The man has been detained. Read in Malayalam, Tamil, and Bangla
The injured student has been identified as Shadab Farooq. Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, the 25-year-old is studying mass communication from the varsity. The students of Jamia were to hold a march to Rajghat on the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said the government will not tolerate such incidents and assured that the culprit will not be spared. After Shah’s tweet, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the home minister to ensure law and order in the national capital.
The assailant’s name has been removed and his picture blurred as he is a juvenile