New Delhi: Controversial BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who on Sunday was caught on camera warning Delhi Police of forcefully removing anti-CAA protesters after US President Donald Trump’s visit, on Monday appealed for calm as large-scale violence broke out in northeast Delhi as pro- and anti-CAA protesters clashed with each other for a second consecutive day. Also Read - 'Sirf Teen Din', BJP's Kapil Mishra Gives Ultimatum to Delhi Police to Clear Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh Roads
At least three people, including a Delhi Police head constable and two civilians, were killed in clashes which broke out earlier today. Also Read - 'Even Ajmal Kasab Would've Been Called Innocent,' Kapil Mishra on Jamia Millia Islamia Videos
Speaking to news agency ANI, Mishra said, “I appeal to everyone to stop the violence as it will not lead to any solution. Whether it is people who are supporting CAA or those who are against it, I appeal everyone to maintain peace. Delhi’s brotherhood should remain intact.”
On Sunday, Mishra had led a pro-CAA crowd to Jaffrabad where a group of women, on Saturday night, had occupied a key road to protest against the controversial legislation. While the protest is still going on, Mishra was caught on camera giving an ‘ultimatum’ to the police to remove the protesters in three days or ‘we won’t listen to you if roads are not vacated by then.’
Notably, the ‘three-day’ remark was in reference to the ongoing two-day maiden state visit of US President Donald Trump to India. He arrived in Delhi in the evening after visiting Ahmedabad and Agra, respectively, earlier in the day. He will end his visit tomorrow.
Mishra’s departure from the protest site was followed by a clash between the two sides, prompting many on social media asking the Delhi Police to arrest him for inciting violence in the area.