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‘Ye Lo Azadi’: Armed Man Shoots at Protesters in Jamia, 1 Injured

Traffic has been diverted in all the roads near the area and there is a heavy deployment of the police in the area.

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A miscreant brandished a gun chanting pro-CAA slogans at Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University and fired a shot, injuring a Jamia student at the protest site on Thursday, 30 January.

Shortly after, the teenager was apprehended by the police. An FIR has been registered against him under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) of the IPC as well as the Arms Act.

In the video, he can be seen walking with the gun and shouting slogans like, “Ye lo Azadi”, “Delhi Police zindabad” and “Hindustan zindabad.” As he walks back, police personnel approach and apprehend the assailant.

Protesters protesting outside the Police Headquarters at ITO against the firing incident, have been detained by the Delhi Police. Protests outside the University were called off after the police released four detainees.

The student injured in the attack has been identified as Shadab Farooq, a first-year student pursuing mass communication at the University.

He received injuries to his arm and is admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was visited by Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad and Jamia V-C Najma Akhtar.

We Condemn This Murderous Act, Police Silence: Jamia V-C

"We condemn this murderous and brutal act. I also condemn the silence of the police who stood just at a stone's throw from the miscreant. It speaks volumes about them and has shook our faith in Delhi police,” Jamia V-C Najma Akhtar said.

If the miscreant had been nabbed by the police on time, this deplorable incident could have been averted, she said.

“The students acted very sensibly and resisted the natural urge of reaction and retaliation. The students' wise act on the day of the martyrdom of Gandhiji is a great and reverent homage to him and to his stupendous moral courage,” she added.

Scores of students from different universities gathered outside the Delhi Police headquarters at ITO on Thursday night condemning the attack on a student near the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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Police Beef Up Security Near Jamia

Meanwhile, police diverted traffic away from the area and deployed police personnel near Jamia and in the surrounding areas.

Protesters who were sitting outside the Police Headquarters at ITO against the firing incident, have been detained by the Delhi Police. Four were released.

“We will investigate into what actually happened. There is police deployment outside the hospital and Sukhdev Vihar. The protesters who were coming out to march, the incident took place there. But we are currently investigating the incident,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East Delhi, reported ANI.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI).

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