New Delhi: In the wake of the violent clash that has claimed over 8 lives so far and injured 20 people in North East Delhi’s Jaffrabad area, BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday called for strong action against his party colleague Kapil Mishra for making provocative statements. Also Read - Delhi Violence Latest News Today: 'Amit Shah Assured Adequate Number of Police Force, Everyone Wants Peace', Says Kejriwal After 'Positive' Meeting With Home Minister
“No matter who the person is, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, belonging to any party, if he has given any provoking speech then strict action should be taken against him,” Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying by ANI. Also Read - In Wake of Delhi Violence, 5 Metro Closed; Road Traffic to be Hit in Evening
The statement from the BJP MP came after Kapil Mishra on Sunday led a gathering in support of the CAA at Maujpur Chowk in the Jafarabad area, after which violence erupted between pro and anti-CAA sides. While addressing the gathering, Mishra also issued an ultimatum to the Delhi Police to clear the roads of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters. Also Read - Delhi Violence LIVE Updates: 13 Dead so Far With Many Gunshot Wounds, Fresh Protests Erupt at India Gate
Later in a tweet, Mishra had said that he is giving a three-day ultimatum to Delhi Police to clear the roads in Jaffrabad and Chand Bagh of protesters. “Don’t try to reason with us after this, because we won’t pay heed,” he said on Twitter.
Attaching a video, he had also written “We will maintain peace until Donald Trump is in India. After that, we refuse to listen to even the police if the roads are not cleared. We will be forced to hit the streets.”
After facing criticism for his remarks, Mishra had on Monday urged the people of Delhi to maintain peace and exercise restraint.
“I appeal to everyone to stop the violence, which will not lead to any solution. Whether it is the people who are supporting CAA or those who are against it, I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. Delhi’s brotherhood should remain intact,” Mishra said.
Since Sunday night, the areas in North East Delhi such as Jaffrabad, Bhajanpura and Maujpur have been witnessing clashes between pro and anti-CAA protesters. The violent clash led to the death of eight people including a head constable of the Delhi Police.
He also asked those protesting against the CAA to hold direct talk with the government instead of indulging in violence.