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Only Hindus Will Have Their Way, Says Shaheen Bagh Gunman on Video

“In our country, only Hindus will have their way, nobody else,” the gunman had said at the protest site.

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A man fired two rounds in the air in Shaheen Bagh area, the epicentre of anti-CAA protests in Delhi, just two days after a teenager opened fire at the Jamia Nagar area leading to a student being injured.

The man, who was taken into custody by the police following the incident, reportedly chanted ‘Jai Shree Ram’ and was heard saying on video, “Humaare desh mein aur kisiki nahi chalegi, sirf Hinduon ki chalegi (In our country, only Hindus will have their way, nobody else.)”

According to ANI, the man identified himself as Kapil Gujjar.

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No one was injured in the incident which occurred at around 4:53 pm, news agency PTI reported.

“The accused fired in the air near police barricades. He was overpowered by police personnel and taken into custody. Further investigation is on.”
Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast)

The police said they are verifying his identity.

According to eyewitnesses quoted by PTI, the man opened fire behind the stage at the site where the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act has been going on for over a month. They said that the man shouted “Hindu Rashtra Zindabad” and fired two rounds.

He was overpowered by locals and handed over to the police.

The incident comes days after a local contractor armed with a gun had come to the site and asked the people to end the protest.

Kejriwal Govt Supplies Biryani to Shaheen Bagh Protesters: Yogi Adityanath

The firing at the Shaheen Bagh area comes on a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hit out at the AAP dispensation at an election rally in northwest Delhi’s Rohini, saying that the Arvind Kejriwal government “supplies biryani” to protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

The UP CM also alleged that those who support terrorists in Kashmir are staging a protest at Shaheen Bagh and raising slogans of ‘azaadi’.

Meanwhile, CM Kejriwal responded to the firing incident with a tweet asking Union Home Minister Amit Shah to focus on improving the law and order situation in Delhi.

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