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An armed man arrives at the scene of the attack. He live-streams videos of himself walking around on Facebook and posts messages that glorify his worldview before firing a shot. Many would associate this dark sequence of events with the Christchurch mosque attacks last March that left 51 dead.

But this series of events played out in Delhi on Jan 30 and the shot was fired by a 17-year-old Hindu at a crowd protesting a law which expedites citizenship for persecuted non-Muslims from Bangla-desh, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The shooter, who cannot be named because he is a minor under Indian law, was apprehended by the police and is under protective custody.

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