Jamia Students March to Rajghat Stopped after Firing | The long march towards Rajghat by Jamia Millia Islamia students to protest against the new citizenship law (CAA), was stopped by the police near the Holy Family Hospital after a man opened fire on the protesters. Several march participants said the man who opened fire was a "follower of Nathuram Godse". "We are following the ideology of Gandhi, but the same ideology that killed Mahatma wanted to kill us," said a participant.
After Schools, BJP Targets AAP on Mohalla Clinics | After contesting the Aam Aadmi Party's stand on improvement in Delhi's education system, the BJP on Thursday trained its guns on another of the Kejriwal government's pet projects -- the Mohalla Clinics. BJP President JP Nadda posted a two-minute video clip on his Twitter timeline, wherein Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claims construction of 1,000 Mohalla Clinics, which he has repeated every year. Read full story here.
Delhi Police sources identify the Jamia gun attacker as Ram Bhagat Gopal Sharma from UP's Jewar area.
Delhi Police Sources: Man who brandished a gun and opened fire in Jamia area has been identified as 19-year-old Ram Bhagat Gopal Sharma. He is a resident of Jewar area of Gautam Buddha Nagar District (Uttar Pradesh). pic.twitter.com/lFKsT5kuUW— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2020
Congress leader Manish Tewari attacks the BJP for creating an atmosphere of fear, which according to him led to the shooting incident at Jamia Millia Islamia today. “Sad that the hatred that killed Gandhi is occupying power in India. This incident is the result of an environment of hatred that has been created. This is an effort to polarize the people."
AAP Demands FIR Against BJP's Anurag Thakur | Demanding an FIR against Anurag Thakur, AAP leader Ajoy Kumar says. ”The man is so fearless that he does a Facebook live from his phone. It is clear that police is offering protection to the man. We demand the resignation of Amit Shah and an FIR against Anurag Thakur. Delhi Police must explain how the man could brandish a gun.
"What Was Delhi Police Doing?" AAP Questions Home Minister | What was Delhi police doing? that too so many of them? What if the guy had a big weapon? He could have killed hundreds. BJP tried to spoil the atmosphere in 2015 and the same is happenening in 2020. It is heard that police could not do any thing. Amit Shah has tied the hands of Delhi police."
AAP Attacks BJP over Jamia Firing | Attacking the Amit Shah-controlled Delhi Police, AAP leader Sanjay Singh says, "The Jamia incident proves that Delhi's law and order has gone from bad to worse. Whatever happened in Jamia today proves that BJP , through a well.planned conspiracy and because of fear of loss want to create a riot like sitn in Delhi and postpone elections."
Delhi Police confirms that the injured Jamia student is now out of danger.
South East District (Delhi) DCP Chinmoy Biswal on Jamia Nagar firing incident: Student (Shadab Farooq) has sustained injuries in his left hand. He has been referred to trauma centre from hospital. Doctors say he is out of danger. Apprehended person (Gopal) is being questioned. pic.twitter.com/nCdfmH9oFc— ANI (@ANI) January 30, 2020
Jamia Gun Attacker Identified as Gopal from UP | The gun-wielding man, who opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens near the Jamia Millia Islamia, injuring a student, has been identified as 31-year-old Gopal from Uttar Pradesh's Jewar area. The injured student has been identified as Shadab from Jammu & Kashmir's Doda, who is a first year student of MA in Mass Communication at Jamia. He has been taken into custody and is being questioned, police said. "Brandishing the gun, he shouted 'yeh lo azadi (take your freedom), come I'll shoot you' and then fired on the protesters," a student who witnessed the shocking incident told News18.
Jamia firing 'direct result' of remarks made by BJP leaders: D Raja | CPI general secretary D Raja said the incident of firing at Jamia Milia Islamia was a "direct result" of incretionary comments made by BJP leaders while campaigning for the Delhi Assembly polls. "Jamia firing incident a direct result of provocative statements made by BJP leaders during campaigning in Delhi. BJP leader Anurag Thakur should be arrested for his comments urging crowds to raise slogan of shoot the traitors," Raja said.
Owaisi reaction came after a gun-wielding man opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens near the Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi on Thursday, injuring a student. The assailant, identified as 31-year-old Gopal, has been taken into custody and is being questioned, police said.
It happened today, when we were remembering terrorist Godse’s murder of Gandhi. When students were going to march to mark the event.— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) January 30, 2020
Such cowardice does not scare us. The protests will go on. This is now Godse v. Gandhi’s, Ambedkar’s & Nehru’s India
It’s easy to pick a side
Owaisi also questioned Delhi police over the Jamia incident. "@DelhiPolice What happened to the bravado that you showed in #Jamia last month? If there’s a prize for being ‘helpless’ bystanders, you’d win it every time. Can you explain why a gunshot victim had to CLIMB over a barricade?"
. @DelhiPolice What happened to the bravado that you showed in #Jamia last month?— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) January 30, 2020
If there’s a prize for being ‘helpless’ bystanders, you’d win it every time. Can you explain why a gunshot victim had to CLIMB over a barricade?
Do your service rules stop you from being HUMANE? pic.twitter.com/LQpYWwEAaL
Owaisi Blames Anurag Thakur for Jamia Shooting | Blaming Union minister Anurag Thakur for shooting at Jamia, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted, "Thanks to @ianuragthakur & all the 9 PM nationalists who have created so much hatred in this country that a terrorist shoots a student while cops watch."
Thanks to @ianuragthakur & all the 9 PM nationalists who have created so much hatred in this country that a terrorist shoots a student while cops watch— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) January 30, 2020
Hi @PMOIndia identify him by his clothes https://t.co/GfrWpBUgGF pic.twitter.com/BwBtrfdukP
Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Thursday got a month's extension after the Election Commission extended his tenure in view of assembly polls in the national capital. The 1985-batch officer of AGMUT cadre is set to retire on Friday. The Home Ministry had sought permission to extend the tenure of Patnaik till February end, a ministry official said. As Delhi is poll-bound, the poll panel's permission is needed for new appointment or extension in service of key government officials here. Patnaik was appointed the Delhi Police chief in January, 2017. Delhi will go to polls on February 8 and the counting of votes is scheduled to be held on February 11.
The Delhi Police has conducted an assessment to ascertain the feasibility of holding elections at Shaheen Bagh, officials said on Thursday. Special Commissioner (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said the assessment was conducted at the highest level to ensure that polling in the area goes off smoothly. Alternative routes have been planned for the movement of election officials and material, he said. Talks are on with the protesters to clear the stretch, he said.
Union minister Smriti Irani raked up the 2016 suicide case of AAP volunteer Soni Mishra and the Nirbhaya case on Wednesday to launch an attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and appealed to people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls in the national capital for "women's respect". Addressing a rally at Shastri Nagar in the Sadar Bazar constituency, Irani alleged that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not respect women. She accused Kejriwal, who is the AAP national convener, of not helping Mishra, a volunteer of his party, when she complained about her alleged physical harassment in 2016.
Since the announcement of Delhi elections , 808 FIRs have been registered and 812 people have been arrested under Excise Act, Delhi Chief Election Officer Ranbir Singh said. "Narcotics substances worth Rs 4.66 crore, bullion worth Rs 27.22 crore & Rs 7.91 crore unaccounted cash have been seized," he said.
"Today I'm leaving this decision to the people of Delhi, whether they consider me as a son, consider me their brother, or consider me a terrorist," Kejriwal told reporters. The AAP National Convenor's remarks come in response to a BJP leader allegedly calling him a "terrorist" at an election rally here. "I have put my life on the line for the country," he said. He also said he went on a hunger strike against corruption despite being diabetic. "I'm a diabetic. I take insulin four times a day. If a person with diabetes is on insulin and doesn't eat anything for 3-4 hrs, they collapse and can even die. In such a situation, I have done hunger strike against corruption twice, once for 15 days and then 10 days," he said.
AAP Replies to 'Terrorist' Remark against Kejriwal | Day after BJP made 'terrorist' remark against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, he said that he has 'given soul towards development of Delhi.' "I have considered all Delhi children as my own and made arrangements for education, health. Does this all make a terrorist?," he asked during a press conference. "I leave the decision to Delhites whether they consider me as their son, brother or antankwadi," he said.
EC Sends Notice to BJP Leader over Poll Code Violation | The Election Commission on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to BJP national general secretary Arun Singh for prima facie violating a provision of the model code relating to making unverified allegations against rival parties and candidates. The commission has asked him to respond to the notice before noon on January 31.
TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'brien expressed his support for the AAP and wrote: "Vote for @AamAadmiParty, Vote for the candidate from Rajendra Nagar constituency @raghav_chadha, Vote for @ArvindKejriwal and all AAP candidates in Delhi."
TMC Throws Weight Behind AAP | The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has thrown its weight behind the Aam Admi Party for the Delhi polls, with its national spokesperson Derek O' Brien on Thursday uploading a video endorsing not just Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but all AAP candidates. Banerjee and Kejriwal have shared a cordial relationship over the years, with the Delhi CM coming out in support of his West Bengal counterpart during the general elections in 2019 and also during her face-off with the Centre over Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar. Banerjee too on her part condemned attacks on Kejriwal during the general elections and lashed out at the BJP over the issue.
BJP Attacks AAP over Mohalla Clinics | After taking on the Kejriwal government over the alleged 'failure' of government schools in the national capital, the BJP released another video highlighting the 'poor-infrastructure' of Kejriwal's flagship Mohalla Clinic initiative. "Kejriwal, you promised to open 1,000 mohalla clinics every year. Whatever small number of clinics you opened lack even the basic facilities," BJP chief JP Nadda wrote in a tweet.
केजरीवाल जी, आपने हर साल 1000 मोहल्ला क्लीनिक खोलने का वादा किया।— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) January 30, 2020
1000 क्लीनिक खोलना तो दूर, जो कुछ खुले भी, उनमें न दवाएं हैं, न सुविधाएं।
'आप' की ओछी राजनीति ने दिल्ली के गरीबों को सालाना 5 लाख रुपये तक मुफ्त इलाज देने वाली मोदी जी की 'आयुष्मान भारत योजना' से भी वंचित रखा। pic.twitter.com/X4YgSIBXvS
Taking the fight to Arvind Kejriwal's hometurf, BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday said the Delhi chief minister is the "biggest liar" he has seen in his entire life. Addressing his first public meeting in the New Delhi constituency in support of party candidate Sunil Yadav, Shah asked the Delhi CM if he would give prosecution sanction against JNU student Sharjeel Imam who has been arrested over his controversial "cut off-Assam-from-India" remark. Shah said Kejriwal had lied that he won't take a government bungalow or a car. "Now, he has bungalow and car both. Kejriwal is the biggest liar I have seen in my 56 years," the BJP leader said.