New Delhi, Aug 13: An undentified man opened fire at JNU student Umar Khalid today. Reports suggest that Khalid is safe. The incident took place outside the Constitution Club in Delhi. Khalid had just attended a meet against lynching.
The immediate reason for the provocation is not known as yet. The police have begun investigations.
Khalid was at the venue to attend an event called Khauff se Azaadi, organised by an organisation called United Against Hate. It may be recalled that Khalid had filed a complaint alleging death threats in June.
Meanwhile eye witnesses said that Khaled was at a tea stall when the incident occurred. A man in a white shirt reached the spot, pushed people and opened fire. Khalid lost his balance and fell down and the bullet missed him. The crowd tried to catch the man, but he fired aerial shots and fled, the eye witness also said.
Following the incident, Khalid said that there is an atmosphere of fear in the country and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened.
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Khalid was among the three Jawaharlal Nehru University students who were arrested in connection with an event held on February 9, 2016, on campus in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.