Gunja Kapoor wearing a burqa was caught filming the protesters and was evacuated on Wednesday by police at Shaheen Bagh, New Delhi. Shaheen Bagh has been the epicentre of the massive protest nationwide against Citizenship Amendment Act.
Kapoor raised suspicion when she kept asking "too many questions", said eyewitnesses. A few protesters insisted on frisking her and found a camera. This was followed by a commotion and she was caught by several women. Later on, cops came to the protest site and whisked her away, reported NDTV
Gunja Kapoor is a youtuber and curator of 'Right Narrative' channel. She is followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader Tejasvi Surya on Twitter. Gunja on being asked by reporters why she was carrying a camera said, "This is not media's hot moment. Go!"
This development comes after three separate incidents of shooting near sites of anti-CAA protests in Delhi were reported last week.
A gunshot was fired outside the Jamia Millia Islamia University in south Delhi on Sunday. The police said some students told them that a shot was fired at the university gate, 2 km from Shaheen Bagh, where protesters have set up a tent on the road and dug in for nearly two months in protest against the CAA.
Incidents of shootings have taken place in quick succession after controversial slogans of "Goli Maaro Sa***n Ko (shoot the traitors)" were chanted last week at a Delhi campaign rally of Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister of State for Finance.
Protests have swept the country against the CAA, the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which makes religion a criterion for citizenship. Critics say the law discriminates against Muslims as only non-Muslims from neighbouring Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh can become Indian citizens if they fled religious persecution and entered India before 2015.