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Who paid Jamia shooter, asks Rahul Gandhi

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
January 31, 2020 12:13 IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned who "paid" the Jamia shooter, a day after a man opened fire at a group of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters in the area.

IMAGE: A person, brandishes a gun towards people protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, near Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Photograph: PTI Photo

Asked by reporters to comment on the incident as he was entering Parliament, Gandhi said, ""Who paid the Jamia shooter?"

On Thursday, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, "I cannot teach you violence, as I do not believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone, even at the cost of your life."


Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party over the Jamia firing incident, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said such incidents were possible with the ruling party's leaders inciting people to shoot, and asked Prime minister Narendra Modi to answer whether he stands with violence or non-violence.

"When the BJP government ministers and party leaders incite people to shoot, give provocative speeches, then all this becomes possible. The Prime Minister should answer what kind of a Delhi he wants to build?" Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

Does the PM stand with violence or non-violence, she asked.

"Does he stand with development or with anarchy?" the Congress general secretary said.

Tensions in the Jamia area spiralled on Thursday after a man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a student, before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting "Yeh lo aazadi" amid heavy police presence.

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