An unidentified man has fired a shot at protesters near Jamia Millia University in New Delhi, injuring one person, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.
Police have reportedly arrested the perpetrator, while the injured person, a postgraduate student, has been taken to a hospital.
The student injured in #JamiaFiring is a Kashmiri — identified as Shadab Najar from Bhaderwah (Doda district of J&K). He is a student of Mass Communication at MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia University.— Zafar Mehdi (@mehdizafar) January 30, 2020
Via @MuzamilJALEEL pic.twitter.com/NsYSyoESOO
“As the students didn’t have permission to march so we had placed the barricades. We are trying to find out what exactly happened while the students were marching and who that person was,” said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of police South-East district.
MORE: Unidentified man fires at anti-citizenship law protestors in Delhi pic.twitter.com/laewc00zxx— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) January 30, 2020
The perpetrator was reportedly live on Facebook at the time of the incident.
The gunman who fired near Jamia University in Delhi was present in protest from where he did a Facebook live and then posted this ‘#ShaheenBagh, Game over’ before firing.— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) January 30, 2020
His post suggests that he came on a suicide mission as he mentioned about his martyrdom & last rites. pic.twitter.com/Dxut0hVOIO
At the same time, the authorities of New Delhi's metro has decided to close the entries and exits of three stations, namely Jama Masjid, ITO and Delhi Gate.
Security Update— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) January 30, 2020
Entry & exit gates of Jama Masjid, ITO and Delhi Gate are closed.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that no Indian citizen would be affected by the law as it "seeks to grant citizenship, not snatch it." Modi has also clarified that his cabinet has not considered a nationwide census to identify illegal immigrants.