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  • 11:18 PM IST

  • 9:55 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: After nearly 7 hours, the protest outside the Jamia Millia Islamia that began soon after a man opened fire at a group of anti-CAA agitators was called off after police released four detained demonstrators. The Joint Commissioner of Police, DC Srivastava, said all detained students, barring one, have been released.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Earlier today, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the Delhi Police, that comes under the jurisdiction of Home Ministry, in a tweet questioning its “bravado” that it showed last month during an anti-CAA protest in Jamia.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Jamia Milia Islamia Teacher’s Association (JTA) has condemned the firing incident that injured a Kashmiri student of the varsity’s MCRC programme in presence of the police.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Opposition parties will meet at 9:30 AM tomorrow at the Parliament to discuss the Jamia Nagar firing incident along with Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

  • 8:48 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Devesh Shrivastava, Joint Commissioner of Police, on stopping students from marching towards Raj Ghat said, “They wanted permission to protest at Raj Ghat. We have stopped them here as they do not have any such permission. FIR has been registered against the minor who opened fire under 307 IPC and Arms Act. Further investigation is on.”

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Meanwhile, students and alumni of Jamia Millia Islamia University have reached New Friends Colony police station to lodge a complaint against the alleged minor person who brandished a gun and opened fire in Jamia area today.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Chandrashekhar Azad goes to AIIMS Trauma Centre to visit the injured student, Shadab Farooq, was shot at by the miscreant outside Jamia campus earlier today. Azad is seeking permission to go inside the centre.

  • 8:11 PM IST

  • 8:10 PM IST

    Jamia Protests LIVE: Scores of students and activists join a torch rally in protest against Citizenship Amendment Act, National Citizen of Registers and National Population Register at Sarasbaug in Pune, Maharashtra.

New Delhi: Protests escalated outside Delhi’s prestigious Jamia Milia Islamia University on Thursday after a gun-wielding man, identified as Rambhakt Gopal, opened fire at a student while chanting Yeh Lo Azadi (take this freedom). Also Read - Delhi Police EOW Files Cheating Case Against DSGMC President Manjinder Singh Sirsa

A varsity student, Shadab Najar, was injured in the firing and was immediately rushed to Holy Family Hospital in Jamia area. He was later shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre after the bullet injured his arm. Also Read - Farmers' Tractor Rally on Republic Day: Centre Withdraws Plea After SC Says 'It's a Police Matter'

The man, now held in custody of Delhi Police, was videographed as walking and brandishing a gun in Jamia area earlier today shouting ‘Kisko chahiye azadi (who wants freedom)? Yeh Lo Azadi (take this freedom)’ in presence of heavy security of Delhi police and several media persons. Also Read - Delhi Police to Issue Challan For Not Wearing Rear Seat Belt : Here's How Much You Will Be Fined

Notably, the suspect went live from his profile on Facebook several times to record the entire incident. In a separate Facebook post, he also wrote, “Shaheen Bagh… Khel Khatam (Game over, Shaheen Bagh)”. His message was clearly directed at those demonstrating against the Centre’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act and nationwide NRC.

Social media users, including senior journalists, activists, students and politicians, have been fuming over the incident as they reacted to the Delhi Police complacent, ‘standing by’ against the man brandishing the gun.

A few days ago, BJP leader Anurag Thakur had made a controversial statement raising slogans during a poll rally for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections as he exhorted the crowd to chant ‘shoot the traitors’.

The episode also resonates to a similar incident that took place two days ago when a gun-wielding man entered the Shaheen Bagh protest area. The man, however, later denied wielding the gun and said, “I always carry a gun wherever I go. I don’t know who took it out from my pocket.”