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An unidentified man shot and injured a student outside India’s premier Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday, local media reported. 

Brandishing a pistol in full glare of Delhi police and media, the man shouted towards the protesters: “Yeh lo azadi” – meaning “this is your freedom” – before firing multiple shots, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

The shooter was later detained by police but his identity remains unconfirmed.

JMI and the nearby Shaheen Bagh neighborhood have taken center stage in India’s protests against the Narendra Modi-led government’s new citizenship law

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