"Jamia Shooter Brags About Hate Crimes in Social Media Posts, but Police Do Not Take Notice"
On January 30, 2020, a young man from Jewar, dubbed Godse 2.0 by his supporters, opened fire on Jamia Millia Islamia students protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. (CAA). One Jamia student was injured, and the teen was apprehended by Delhi Police.Soon after, news outlets such as Republic TV falsely claimed that the shooter was a Jamia student, despite the fact that he was not, and blamed the violence on peaceful protestors. “The shooting incident demonstrates that the protesters are violent in nature. They believe in bullets and bombs,” said Manoj Tiwari, the BJP's Delhi chief, making the same error.A cursory examination of the shooter's social media posts prior to the Jamia attack reveals how he became radicalised into hating and attacking Muslims. He'd posted photos of himself with radical Hindutva leaders like Deepak Sharma, as well as images of weapons and messages like "Shaheen Bagh, game over" and "I am giving azadi (freedom)." He had been live streaming on Facebook just moments before he attacked the Jamia students.Gurjar, according to the BJP, was a member of the Aam Aadmi Party. However, Gurjar later joined the BJP but was forced to leave almost immediately due to a massive social media backlash. Recently, a photo of the Shaheen Bagh shooter with BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who coined the slogan ‘desh ke gaddaron ko goli maro (shoot the traitors),' went viral on social media. Gujjar and the Jamia shooter both appeared on April 14, 2021, at a 'Hindu panchayat' at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, where they discussed issues such as 'illegal infiltration' and "population control."Now, the Jamia shooter is back in the news for a series of extremely venomous hate speeches and murder threats delivered at various ‘Hindu mahapanchayats' in Haryana.
On May 30, he delivered an incendiary speech via Facebook Live at a mahapanchayat in Indri village, Haryana, calling on Hindus to gather in support of the accused in the kidnapping, lynching, and murder of a man named Asif Khan.