New Delhi, Feb 1 : The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Saturday condemned the Jamia firing incident, saying that it was ''a pre-planned conspiracy, to disturb peace in the national capital''. "The Indian Union Muslim League condemns the firing at the peaceful demonstration of students of Jamia Millia Islamia University and describes it as a pre-planned conspiracy, to create communal disturbance in the capital," the IUML said in a statement here.
On January 30, a 'teenager' fired on Jamia Milia University students protest march, injuring a first year Mass Communication student Shahdab Farooq. The students staged the march in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Former Pro Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University Professor Basir Ahmad Khan accused Delhi Police of being mute spectator even after seeing the teenager brandishing the gun.
"The Delhi Police remained a silent spectator, while a youth was brandishing a pistol, shouting Vande Matram and saying 'I will give you Azadi'," veteran Muslim League leader professor Khan said in a statement. For the Jamia firing, the league leader held Union Minister Anurag Thakur responsible, for inciting his party workers to raise objectionable slogan. Four days ago, Mr Thakur had raised objectionable slogans during campaigning for BJP, forcing the Election Commission to ask BJP to remove him from its star campaigners list.
Dr Basir, who is a former President of Aligarh Muslim University Student’s Union, also criticised the Delhi Police for not arresting those armed goons, who went on rampage at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University in December last year, injuring the students and faculty members. (UNI)