Following Jamia Firing Incident, Priyanka Gandhi Targets Modi In A Tweet

Publish Date: 31 Jan, 2020 11:02 AM   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Following the Jamia firing incident on Thursday afternoon, the political parties got a chance to take digs at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has targetted Modi asking whether he supports violence or non-violence. 

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Taking to Twitter, Priyanka questioned the PM what kind of Delhi he wants. She wrote in Hindi, "When ministers in the BJP government and leaders provoke people to shoot and give provocative speeches, then such incidents are possible. The prime minister should answer what kind of Delhi he wants to build. Is he standing with violence or non-violence? Is he standing with development or anarchy?"

The General Secretary of Congress was referring to a video clip from the Election rally of BJP's Anurag Thakur where questionable slogans on traitors were raised. The slogan was, "Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro ... ko (shoot the traitors)."

On Thursday afternoon, a teenage minor disrupted the anti-CAA protest near Jamia Milia Islamia University while he opened firing shouting, "yeh lo aazadi (here, take your freedom)". The incident resulted in an injury of a first-year postgraduate student named Shadab Farooq who was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

However, the Delhi police was a silent spectator for the first few seconds of the incident and later took control over it. Following this, many students, who now have been detained, gathered at the Delhi Police HQ at ITO condemning their carelessness.

Union Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to condemn the whole act of violence. He wrote, "I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner on the incident of firing in Delhi and have directed him to take the strictest action."

A case has been registered against the gunman under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) and under section 25/27 of Arms act (illegal possession of arms). 

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