Gunshots heard near Jamia again, third attack in area in 4 days

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Gunshots heard near Jamia
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Three days after a Noida youth opened fire at protests in Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia, unidentified gunmen once again fired shots around the university.

According to reports, the incident of firing was reported near Gate number 5 of Jamia Millia Islamia. Locals say two men came on a scooty and fired shots in the air and fled the scene. No casualties have been reported so far.

The incident comes hours after an angry mob descended on the Shaheen Bagh in a bid to get the road cleared. On Sunday morning, a large group of locals and protesters gathered around the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest site demanding the protesters to vacate the jammed road. The protesters also raised slogans of Vande Mataram and the provocative “desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro s****n ko”.

Delhi Police detained some of the protesters who were agitating against the Shaheen Bagh protest and moved them to a different location.

This is the fourth incident of provocation in the past one week in the Jamia-Shaheen Bagh area. A teenager, on January 30, fired at a group protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University, injuring a student.

The attacker was later detained by the police.

Two days later, a gunman opened fire at Shaheen Bagh, which has emerged as the epicentre of anti-CAA protests and where hundreds have been staging a sit-in for almost two months now.

Source: India Today and ANI