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29 Jan 2022, 10:02 HRS IST
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  • JNU student leader Umar Khalid attacked in Delhi

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15:29 HRS IST

(Eds: Adding words 'Freedom from Fear' in para 3)



New Delhi, Aug 13 (PTI)
Some unidentified men targeted JNU student leader Umar Khalid and gunshots were heard at the Constitution Club near Parliament today, but he escaped unhurt, police said.

Witnesses claimed two shots were fired when Khalid was at the entrance of the club.

The student leader was at the venue to attend an event titled 'Khauff Se Azaadi' (Freedom from Fear), organised by an organisation named 'United Against Hate'.

Saifi, who was accompanying Khalid, said, "We had gone to have tea when three people came towards us. One of them got hold of Khalid which he resisted."

"There was a melee as a gunshot was heard. But Khalid was not injured. While the accused were fleeing, they fired one more shot"

Later Khalid said, "There is an atmosphere of fear in the country and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened."

Police are at the spot and are investigating the matter. They have seized the weapon that was dropped by the accused while fleeing.

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