Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AmitShah)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he has instructed Delhi police to take "strict action" against the Jamia shooter, adding that any such incidents will not be tolerated by the central government. "I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner... and instructed him to take strict action. The central government will not tolerate any such incident, it will be taken seriously and the culprit will not be spared," Amit Shah tweeted this evening.
A man in his teenage opened fire at the students of Jamia Milia Islamia University who were protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed nationwide NRC. The shooter went live on Facebook before carrying out the attack. He has been taken into custody. One student has been injured in the firing and he rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Reacting to the incident that happened less than two weeks before Delhi Assembly elections, the ruling Aam Aadami Party has said that the attack was part of Union Minister Amit Shah’s conspiracy to disturb the environment of Delhi in a bid to postpone the elections.
"Home Minister Amit Shah wants to disturb environment of Delhi. First, they made their leaders give instigating speeches. BJP can see defeat in Delhi Elections, this conspiracy was hatched out of that fear. HM is conspiring to postpone polls," news agency ANI quoted the AAP leader Sanajy Singh as saying.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that the Jamia attack happened because ministers and leaders of the ruling BJP were inciting people to shoot by giving hate speeches. She also demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he stands with violence.
"All this is possible when the ministers and leaders of the BJP government will incite people to shoot, give provocative speeches. The Prime Minister should answer what kind of Delhi he wants to build? Do they stand with violence or non-violence? Do they stand with development or with chaos?" Gandhi wrote on Twitter.