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Man Fires Gun at Protestors at Jamia, Shouts 'Yeh Lo Aazadi'

One student was injured during the incident and the man has been arrested by the police.

Note: The article has been updated to remove mentions of the shooter’s name after reports emerged that he was a minor. 

New Delhi: A man brandishing a gun at anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protestors at Jamia Millia Islamia this afternoon opened fire and injured one student.

The man has been arrested by the police. According to ANI, Delhi Police has identified the shooter as a 19-year-old resident of Jewar near Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

ANI later tweeted marksheets of the man, which showed that he is yet to turn 18.

In a video shared by ANI, the man can be seen walking and waving a gun as he shouts, “Yeh lo aazadi (here’s your freedom)”.

Mohammad Meharban, a photojournalist posted pictures and a video of the incident on Instagram. A student identified as Shadaab was injured on his left wrist, a student and eyewitness told NDTV.

Photos and videos of the incident show the police watching from a short distance while the man brandishes the gun at students.

The shooter brandishes a gun outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, India, January 30, 2020. His face has been blurred as reports have said he is a minor. Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

According to reports, traffic has been diverted in all the roads near the area.

Over the past few days, several BJP ministers, MPs and MLAs have been caught on camera inciting violence against protestors against the controversial CAA.

Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalon ko (shoot the traitors of our country),” junior finance minister Anurag Thakur said at Rithala, while campaigning for the saffron party two days ago.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra, now also a candidate in the Delhi assembly elections scheduled for February 8, was also caught on camera shouting the slogan.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited.