Articles about Kapil Mishra
Kapil Mishra is a social activist and politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government. Mishra has worked as a social activist independently, as well as, with organizations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International. He was one of the co-founders of the Delhi-based group, Youth for Justice. Mishra has led various youth agitations and protests on issues such as the Yamuna River bed encroachment, the Jessica Lal murder case, and farmer suicides, among others. He was one of those people who spoke against the Commonwealth Games 2010, held in the National Capital, and the related corruption cases. In his book, ‘It’s Common v/s Wealth’, Mishra alleged that in the name of the sporting event, serious offenses from scams to environmental destruction were being carried out. He also took part in the anti-corruption movement in the early 2010s and joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013. Mishra contested and won from Karawal Nagar in the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, serving as the Minister for Water Resource Management in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet from 2015 to 2017. In August 2019, Mishra joined the BJP.
12 Sep 2020India
A Delhi Assembly panel has summoned Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan amid allegations of inaction against politicians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over hate speech on the social media platform.
10 Jun 2020India
The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed three chargesheets in connection to the riots that broke out in the National Capital in February this year, which left more than 50 dead.
22 Apr 2020India
In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.
11 Mar 2020Politics
Days after violence rocked Northeast Delhi killing more than 50 people and injuring nearly 200, the riots were discussed in the Parliament with both Congress and BJP attacking one another.
04 Mar 2020India
Fuming at petitioner Harsh Mander, who wanted FIRs against politicians who indulged in hate speech, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will first take up the matter where he allegedly made derogatory remarks against the top court.
02 Mar 2020India
Hate speech of politicians that may have played a major role in last week's violence in Delhi will be taken up by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said today.
02 Mar 2020India
The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.
29 Feb 2020India
The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi.
28 Feb 2020India
Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that any person found guilty in the Northeast Delhi violence will be punished.
Departing from the urgency it showed yesterday in the matter of hate speeches that possibly fanned communal tensions in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday gave Centre four weeks' time to file its response on a plea seeking FIR against BJP leaders who passed abhorrent remarks.
Delhi Police once touted as the most elite force in India, fell from grace this week as it turned a blind eye to the violence that burned the national capital.
In the violence that rocked New Delhi this week, a young man, working with Intelligence Bureau (IB), died, and an AAP leader was blamed for the turn of events. The latter has denied the accusations in a video and put the blame on BJP's Kapil Mishra, instead.
26 Feb 2020India
Expressing concern over the recent incidents of violence in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that they cannot allow a repeat of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.
25 Feb 2020India
For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.
24 Feb 2020India
Visibly furious at protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Delhi BJP's Kapil Mishra threatened Delhi Police.
30 Jan 2020Politics
In an explosive statement, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh on Thursday said the city's Shaheen Bagh locality will witness a "surgical strike" on February 11.
28 Jan 2020Politics
Union Minister Anurag Thakur behaved irresponsibly at an election rally when he openly called for shooting the "traitors" of the country.
26 Jan 2020Politics
Delhi is set to go to polls on February 8, and electioneering has reached its peak.
25 Jan 2020Politics
Known for spewing venom and passing communal remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra was on Saturday banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission.
24 Jan 2020Politics
BJP's Kapil Mishra, whose communal tweet before Delhi Assembly polls sparked controversy, has told the Returning Officer that his words were taken out of context.
19 Jan 2020Politics
Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday staged a protest outside the party's office in New Delhi over the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Assembly elections.
26 Sep 2019Politics
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house turned into a fortress on Thursday after police deployed forces to deal with agitating members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
11 Nov 2018Politics
Rebel-AAP leader Kapil Mishra has started a campaign for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ward off negative news about the leader of India.
14 Jun 2018Politics
The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.
13 Jun 2018India
BJP leaders and rebel AAP legislator Kapil Mishra today sat on a dharna at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's office against the "non-performance" of his government, mimicking a protest the AAP members are holding at the Lieutenant-Governor's office.
11 Jun 2018Politics
Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra, who once accused Arvind Kejriwal of taking Rs. 2cr-bribes, has now sued the Delhi CM.
11 Jun 2018Politics
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh said today that he would file a petition in the Delhi HC seeking details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attendance in Parliament.
04 Jun 2018Politics
Former Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel said doors of Bharatiya Janata Party will always welcome ousted Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra.
05 Apr 2018India
Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was today marshaled out of the Delhi Assembly after he went near the Speaker's chair and tore a copy of the House's business list, demanding the removal of a scheduled discussion regarding "alleged attempt to incite communal disturbance on the pretext of Ramnavami procession".
02 Feb 2018India
Months after the Ryan murder case, a Class 9 student in Delhi's Karawal Nagar was found unconscious in his school toilet after allegedly being beaten by his schoolmates.
19 Jun 2017Politics
The CBI raided the premises of Health Minister Satyender Jain in connection with alleged money laundering.
08 Jun 2017Politics
Delhi Police has granted security cover to sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra after he reportedly received death threats.
03 Jun 2017Politics
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain was questioned for the second day on June 3 by the CBI in an alleged corruption case.
31 May 2017Politics
Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra was on May 31 beaten up by the AAPs' supporters after he protested against CM Arvind Kejriwal inside the Delhi Assembly with banners.