New Delhi, February 1 (The Hindu): No one was injured; the shooter declared that only the “voice of Hindus would count” in the country, as he was taken away by the police from the protest site at Shaheen Bagh.
For the second time in three days, a man opened fire near the site of an anti-CAA protest in the capital. The man, identified as Kapil Gujjar, declared that only the “voice of Hindus would count” in the country, as he was taken away by the police from the protest site at Shaheen Bagh.
No one was injured after the man fired two shots in the air, the police said on Saturday evening.
The man has been taken to a police station and they are finding out where he procured the pistol from.
On Thursday, a “juvenile” shot and injured a Jamia Millia Islamia student, Shadaab Farooq, who was taken to hospital for treatment. He posted on Facebook that the “Shaheen Bagh game was over”.
With polling in Delhi on February 8, Home Minister Amit Shah has gone on record asking voters to press the button for the BJP on the electronic voting machine so that the “current” was felt in Shaheen Bagh.
Earlier on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said at a rally in Delhi, “They (the AAP) don’t want good quality roads, water, the expansion of the metro — all they want is Shaheen Bagh…you have to decide whether you want all-round development or Shaheen Bagh…he will waste tax payers’ money on feeding them biryani.”
Another firing in Delhi, this time at Shaheen Bagh
On Thursday, the Election Commission barred Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur from campaigning for three days after he participated in a chant of “desh ke ghaddaron ko, goil maro salon ko” (shoot the traitors in the country).
Thousands of people have been sitting on a peaceful dharna since December 15 in Shaheen Bagh against the CAA-NRC-NPR regime, demanding that the Government not go ahead with its divisive agenda.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh said in a tweet after Saturday’s shooting that he had warned on Friday itself that a “conspiracy” was being hatched to create a “major incident” in the Capital to postpone the elections. The Election Commission, he added, should take strict action, Mr. Singh added.
Aam Admi Party said shootings could be a ploy by BJP to get Delhi State elections postponed