He was scheduled to attend ‘Khauff se Azaadi’ event
New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): Some unidentified men targeted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid and gunshots were heard at the Constitution Club near Parliament, today, but he escaped unhurt, police said.

Witnesses said that 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’, organised by an organisation named ‘United Against Hate’.

Umar Khalid became famous after he criticized the unjust execution of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru at the hands of Indian judiciary.

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 India 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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