New Delhi: BJP leader Kapil Mishra, who has been accused of inciting the ongoing riots in northeast Delhi, on Wednesday remained defiant, hitting out at those demanding his arrest even as the Delhi High Court is hearing a plea that an FIR be filed against him, as well as other BJP leaders like Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Lok Sabha Parvesh Verma, for making ‘provocative speeches’ in the run-up to the 2020 Delhi Assembly Election. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'They Made Communally Charged Slurs, Took Kapil Mishra’s Name,' Says Man in Viral Photo
Earlier, hitting out at those demanding his arrest, he had remarked that he was ‘not scared of hate campaign‘ against him. Also Read - ‘Not Scared of Hate Campaign’: Kapil Mishra Says He Didn’t Commit Crime by Supporting CAA
Today, Mishra tweeted: “Those who never considered Burhan Wani and Afzal Guru as terrorists, are today calling me a terrorist. Those who move the court to get the likes of Sharjeel Imam, Umar Khalid and Yakub Menon, are demanding that Kapil Mishra be arrested.” Also Read - Gautam Gambhir Calls For Strict Action Against Kapil Mishra For Provocating Violence in Jaffrabad
“Jai Shri Ram,” he added.
Mishra, notably, has come under from even his own party, with East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir calling for ‘strict action’ against him.
The former leader of Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Mishra was on Sunday caught on camera ‘warning’ the police to evict anti-CAA protesters occupying road underneath Jafrabad Metro station ‘in three days’ or else people will have to come out on the streets themselves.
It was after he left, that a clash first broke out between the two groups which eventually escalated into a full-blown communal riot on Monday, which continued a day later as well.