JNU student Umar Khalid shot at in Delhi, escapes unhurt


NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at by a man at the Constitution Club near Parliament in Delhi on Monday. He escaped unhurt in the incident. The incident took place when Khalid was at the Constitution Club to attend an event titled ‘Khauff Se Azaadi’, organised by an organisation named ‘United Against Hate’.

Reacting to the firing, the JNU scholar said that people who speak against the government are threatened. “There is an atmosphere of fear in the country, and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened,” Khalid said.

“Umar Khalid accompanied us. We were at a tea stall when a man in a white shirt came, pushed and opened fire at him. Khalid lost his balance, fell down and the bullet missed him. We tried to catch the man but he fled. He fired aerial shots and the pistol slipped out of his hands,” an eyewitness said.

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