Situation Continues To Be Tense At Jamia, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav Detained At Delhi Gate
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 30—Even as the situation at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University continues to be tense after a gunman fired at one of the anti-CAA protesters, senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav, along with 50 others, were detained from near the Delhi Gate when they were trying to march towards Rajghat, the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate the latter’s assassination on January 30, 1950, by Hindu radical Nathuram Godse.
In a tweet, Yogendra Yadav said, “Prashant Bhushan, myself and about 50 protesters have been detained from Delhi Gate. We were just standing with national flag and singing national anthem. Police confirmed: no 144 in force, served us no order. Yet dragged and pushed into bus. Being taken to unknown destination.”
Prashant Bhushan, myself and about 50 protesters have been detained from Delhi Gate. We were just standing with national flag and singing national anthem.— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) January 30, 2020
Police confirmed: no 144 in force, served us no order.
Yet dragged and pushed into bus. Being taken to unknown destination. pic.twitter.com/V7BKU5hJmB
Meanwhile, the gunman who fired at Jamia students who wanted to march to Rajghat against CAA, is said to be from UP and aged 17. The gun, he carried, was unlicensed and countrymade. Police does not know if he procured gun himself or somebody helped in procuring the weapon.
The gunman seems to have come pre-planned as he was live on his facebook for an hour before he shot at Jamia students and was overpowered by the police. The role of the police has come under strong criticism as police did not act and remained mute spectators when the gunman was brandishing his weapon on the students.
On his facebook page, he wrote slogan like “Shaheen Bhagh, Khel khatm”. Hewrote on his facebook asking to “wrap me in saffron clothes and raise slogans of Jai Shree Ram in his final journey”.
Meanwhile, police continued to appeal Jamia students to maintain peace and not to take out a march to Rajghat, saying they do not have permission for their march. Police also took the help of a local muezzin to ask students not to take out their march.