Noida: Right-Wing Hindutva organization Bajrang dal refuted claims of Jamia Nagar shooter’s association with the party.
According to sources, Bajrang Dal on Friday said the shooter who opened fire at protesters against CAA in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar is not its member and also condemned the act.
Shockingly a 12 class student associated with the party has opened fire at a group of protestors in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar district injuring a Jamia Millia Islamia student on Thursday.
The party received heavy criticism with many condemning the act which is barbaric.
The attacker identified himself as a “Rambhakt”, waved the firearm above his head and shouted “yeh lo aazadi” before firing at the group while the police personnel watched silently.
The attacker, in a since-deleted Facebook profile, shared multiple posts berating the anti-CAA agitators and their Azadi slogans and hinting he was prepared for any eventuality.
In one his posts, he said, “Shaheen Bhag Khel Khatam” (Run Shaheen, the game is over) while in another he stated, “Please wrap me in saffron in my last journey with slogans of Jai Shri Ram”.
Screenshots of his posts were widely circulated on social media platforms.
Anti-CAA protesters at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, Zakir Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Khureji Khas and other places often raise slogans like “CAA se aazadi, NRC se aazadi” (freedom from CAA and NRC).
“The boy is neither a primary member of the Bajrang Dal nor was he entrusted with any responsibility by the organisation. Violence, committed by anyone, is not correct. We condemn his act and it was an unfortunate incident,” Praveen Bhati, co-convenor of the Bajrang Dal’s western Uttar Pradesh unit, said.