Jamia protests: Delhi police in 'shooting' row as protests spread – BBC News, Bbc.com
Indian police have denied shooting people during protests in Delhi – as anger at a citizenship law spreads across the country.
At least three people said they were shot, but police said the wounds were Caused by broken tear gas canisters.
The BBC has seen the hospital report of one person who thought he was shot. The report said doctors removed a “foreign object” from his thigh.The new law offers citizenship to non-Muslims from three nearby countries.The Indian Prime Minister,Narendra Modi, saidit was “for those who have faced years of persecution outside and have no place to go except India”.
But some say the law is discriminatory and part of a “Hindu nationalist” agenda.
Others – particularly in border states – fear being “overrun” by new arrivals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.What happened in Delhi?
During clashes at the Jamia Millia Islamia University on Sunday, there were reports of at least three people being shot by police.
A hospital spokesperson said
two people were admitted with bullet wounds (***************, according to local media – something denied by police. The BBC has seen the medical report of a third person – who said he was a passer-by, not a protester – who thought he had been shot in his thigh.
The report confirmed only that a “foreign object” had been removed under sedation. The injured man told the BBC he saw police shoot at him with a pistol or revolver.
Delhi police have said they had not shot anyone, either with live or rubber bullets.
During the protests, vehicles were set on fire and tear gas was fired.