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Prez revokes suspension of DoT official who sought action against Kapil Mishra

DoT official Ashish Joshi was suspended in February 2019 for seeking action against then rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra over an ‘incendiary’ Twitter post. 
The department of telecommunication charged Ashish Joshi for misusing his official letterhead for filing a complaint against Kapil Mishra. (File photo)
The department of telecommunication charged Ashish Joshi for misusing his official letterhead for filing a complaint against Kapil Mishra. (File photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 04:46 PM IST
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BJP's Kapil Mishra moves SC seeking strict action against fake complainants

The PIL has been filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kapil Mishra in the backdrop of a sensational case in which the Allahabad High Court, on January 28, declared rape convict Vishnu Tiwari innocent, observing that the motive behind the FIR was related to a land dispute.
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Published on Mar 14, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Delhi riots: Police seeks report on plea seeking FIR against Kapil Mishra

On February 23, 2020, Mishra visited the Jafrabad Metro station and held protests against those who blocked the road (anti-Citizenship Amendment Act, or anti-CAA, demonstrators) that runs underneath the metro station.
BJP candidate from Model Town Kapil Mishra along with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan during a road show before filing the nomination for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 21.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
BJP candidate from Model Town Kapil Mishra along with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan during a road show before filing the nomination for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 21.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 05:44 AM IST
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Delhi riots: Kalita trying to create narrative to implicate Kapil Mishra, say police

As per the case of the prosecution, Kalita was a part of the organisation Pinjra Tod which actively participated in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and instigated the riots.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel keeping vigil after last week's violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shiv Vihar in New Delhi on March 12, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 06:18 AM IST
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Court ends defamation case after Kapil Mishra’s apology to Satyendar Jain

In a press conference held in 2017, Kapil Mishra, who was then a cabinet minister in the AAP government, had accused Satyendar Jain of handing over a bribe of Rs 2 crore to Arvind Kejriwal.
The case was closed on Wednesday after Kapil Mishra agreed to tender an unconditional apology.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The case was closed on Wednesday after Kapil Mishra agreed to tender an unconditional apology.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Kapil Mishra

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Harvinder Singh issued bailable warrants of Rs 10,000 through the deputy commissioner of police (DCP), while asking Mishra to join the proceedings on the next date of hearing, October 27.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra(HT photo)
BJP leader Kapil Mishra(HT photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 07:11 AM IST
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BJP leader Kapil Mishra claims threat to life

On February 23, before communal riots broke out in north-east Delhi, Mishra had visited the Jafrabad metro station and delivered a speech, giving a three-day ultimatum to police to remove the anti-CAA protesters present at the spot.
On Thursday afternoon, Kapil Mishra said on Twitter that there was a hate campaign against him through fake news and that his family’s life was in danger.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
On Thursday afternoon, Kapil Mishra said on Twitter that there was a hate campaign against him through fake news and that his family’s life was in danger.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Delhi Riots: What former police commissioner Neeraj Kumar says on Umar Khalid and Kapil Mishra

“On the basis of limited inputs I have, I know that Delhi Police has come up with some technical evidence. It is not based on some heresy,” the former police chief said.
Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)
Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:52 AM IST
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After Bloomsbury turns it down, book on Delhi riots now to be published by Garuda Prakashan

Garuda Prakashan to publish ‘Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story’ after Bloomsbury turns it down, book to hit the stands in 15 days
After rejection from Bloomsbury, book on Delhi riots finds another publisher(Twitter/sonudhingr12)
After rejection from Bloomsbury, book on Delhi riots finds another publisher(Twitter/sonudhingr12)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 02:22 PM IST
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Publisher withdraws book on Delhi riots, author goes ahead with virtual launch

The announcement came even as the authors held the virtual book launch event with BJP leader Kapil Mishra – the guest of honour – saying that the “book is public now” on Twitter.
The clashes between Hindus and Muslims in different parts of north-east Delhi left at least 53 dead and around 400 injured.(HT file photo)
The clashes between Hindus and Muslims in different parts of north-east Delhi left at least 53 dead and around 400 injured.(HT file photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 01:49 AM IST
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Bloomsbury says it won’t publish book on Delhi riots after social media backlash

The authors - advocate Monika Arora and Delhi University teachers Sonali Chitalkar and Prerna Malhotra - were however, undeterred, saying one publisher may have declined but there many others to publish the book.
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in Northeast Delhi.(PTI)
Women stand beside charred remains of vehicles and vandalised properties at Shiv Vihar in Northeast Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Aug 22, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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‘Repeated incitement, planned rioting’: Minorities body files report on N-E riots

The committee said that in the Delhi election campaign between December 2019 and February 2020,multiple speeches delivered by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders such as Kapil Mishra tried to incite the people against anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protesters and called for forceful removal of protesters from the Jafrabad area.
Charred vehicles are carried using a crane following violent clashes in North East Delhi over the new citizenship law at Chand Bagh, in New Delhi on February 29, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Charred vehicles are carried using a crane following violent clashes in North East Delhi over the new citizenship law at Chand Bagh, in New Delhi on February 29, 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Delhi riots: Court seeks status report on pleas for FIR against Kapil Mishra

The residents have alleged the BJP leader was not booked despite their police complaints against him in late February and early March. They approached the Karkardooma court under Section 156 (3) of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC), which empowers the court to direct the police to file an FIR.
The Delhi Police have filed around 750 FIRs in connection with the riots between Hindus and Muslims that killed 53 persons and left 400 others wounded over four days (February 23-26).(PTI file photo)
The Delhi Police have filed around 750 FIRs in connection with the riots between Hindus and Muslims that killed 53 persons and left 400 others wounded over four days (February 23-26).(PTI file photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka and Anvit Srivastava

100 days of Covid-19: Pandemic presents a new political paradigm

Covid has claimed about 12,000 lives in India, with cases and fatalities rising in recent weeks. HT EXPLORES HOW THE PANDEMIC has shaped national issues since march 2, seen as the beginning of the infection’s first wave in India, and changed personal lives and habits. The outbreak pushed to the fore the urgency of health care, plight of migrant workers, and economic hardships. It also put to test federalism and made political parties innovate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the extension of lockdown on April 14.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the extension of lockdown on April 14.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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Hyderabad police book cases against Owaisi, Pathan and Kapil Mishra for hate speeches

Moghalpura inspector of police A Ravi Kumar said a case has been registered following the directions of the 7th additional chief metropolitan magistrate court at Nampally in Hyderabad on Thursday, based on a petition filed by political activist Namdhari Balakishan Rao.
Waris Pathan is the prime accused and Owaisi has been named the second accused while Kapil Mishra is accused no.3.(HT PHOTO.)
Waris Pathan is the prime accused and Owaisi has been named the second accused while Kapil Mishra is accused no.3.(HT PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 13, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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Delhi HC to hear Harsh Mander’s petition to book Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh on March 12

Mander has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking FIR against politicians who made inflammatory speeches.
IAS turned social activist Harsh Mander along with supporters shout slogans during a protest against the CAA and NRC in Kolkata.(Photo: ANI)
IAS turned social activist Harsh Mander along with supporters shout slogans during a protest against the CAA and NRC in Kolkata.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Govt wants to shoot the messenger, Supreme Court told on row over Harsh Mander speech

Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Mander told the court that the Delhi police had submitted a truncated version of the speech and demanded the police to clearly explain which part of the speech was objectionable.
Mander had moved the Delhi High Court seeking registration of FIRs against BJP leaders including Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur for hate speech which he claimed instigated the riots and violence in north-east Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Mander had moved the Delhi High Court seeking registration of FIRs against BJP leaders including Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur for hate speech which he claimed instigated the riots and violence in north-east Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Take up Delhi riots matter on Friday, SC tells HC

Ten victims, who were affected by Delhi riots, approached the Supreme Court seeking registration of FIRs against BJP leaders under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, including offences of hate speech, rioting, unlawful assembly, insulting religious beliefs, and murder.
The petitioners pointed out that videos involving the four BJP leaders, in which they were allegedly seen exhorting their followers against those protesting against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), had gone viral on social media .(HT file photo)
The petitioners pointed out that videos involving the four BJP leaders, in which they were allegedly seen exhorting their followers against those protesting against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), had gone viral on social media .(HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 02:13 AM IST
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Hate speech cases against politicians to be heard by Supreme Court today

The petition has been filed by 10 victims of violence which broke out in Northeast Delhi last week.
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had said on Monday that the court wants peace but can’t prevent such things.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde had said on Monday that the court wants peace but can’t prevent such things.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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At Shaheen Bagh, other anti-CAA protest venues, fears of a north-east Delhi rerun

While several anti-CAA protests in north-east Delhi have been either called off or forcefully removed, a group of women continue their sit-in at New Seelampur, which saw large-scale violence earlier this week.
While several anti-CAA protests in north-east Delhi have either been called off or removed, a group of women continue a sit-in at New Seelampur, which saw large-scale violence.(Fareeha Iftikhar/HT photos)
While several anti-CAA protests in north-east Delhi have either been called off or removed, a group of women continue a sit-in at New Seelampur, which saw large-scale violence.(Fareeha Iftikhar/HT photos)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 05:46 AM IST
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Delhi riots: Face-off between Bhim Army, CAA backers a trigger

The details of the sequence of events, as pieced together by Delhi Police through inputs from personnel on the ground Sunday, were shared with HT by at least two senior officers who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Paramilitary soilders conduct a flag march following clashes over the new citizenship law, at Maujpur, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Paramilitary soilders conduct a flag march following clashes over the new citizenship law, at Maujpur, in New Delhi on February 26, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Delhi riots were waiting to happen

The real worry is that the ongoing violence may be a trailer, and it may soon spread elsewhere
Stray cows feed on oranges lying outside a vandalised shop, Delhi, February 27, 2020(AP)
Stray cows feed on oranges lying outside a vandalised shop, Delhi, February 27, 2020(AP)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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‘Living in fear for two days...scared for my father, brothers’: 22-year-old tells NSA Ajit Doval

Dressed in a black and maroon burqah, Parvez was one of the locals who stepped forward and spoke to the NSA about their plight in the aftermath of the violence that has left 27 dead and injured at least 330 in Delhi.
NSA Ajit Doval interacts with Special Commissioner of Police in Delhi SN Srivastava during his visit to the riot affected areas to assess ground situation, in north east Delhi.(PTI)
NSA Ajit Doval interacts with Special Commissioner of Police in Delhi SN Srivastava during his visit to the riot affected areas to assess ground situation, in north east Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 04:35 AM IST
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‘Why no FIR for hate speeches’: Delhi high court pulls up police

The bench watched and also made SG Tushar Mehta watch videos of hate speeches made by four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Kapil Mishra, Abhay Verma, Parvesh Verma and Anurag Thakur .
New Delhi, India - Feb.26, 2020: Police and paramilitary personnel on a flag march making their presence known in the area, after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Feb.26, 2020: Police and paramilitary personnel on a flag march making their presence known in the area, after clashes between opposing groups over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Karawal Nagar in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 27, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Communal riot and inter-ethnic tapestry of cities

A city is never the same after a communal riot or pogrom; it does not completely heal, it does not go back to being quite the tapestry it used to be
There was violence from both sides but reports show that the scale, intensity and viciousness against Muslims were spine-chilling.(HT Photo)
There was violence from both sides but reports show that the scale, intensity and viciousness against Muslims were spine-chilling.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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High Court reprimands Delhi cops for not booking people making provocative speeches, says sent ‘wrong message’

The speeches of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders - Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma - were also played by the court.
The vehicles which were set ablaze by rioters in Northeast Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
The vehicles which were set ablaze by rioters in Northeast Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

At high court hearing on Delhi violence, judges play Kapil Mishra video clip

The petitioner has sought judicial enquiry into the incidents of violence, FIR against the culprits, deployment of army and compensation for the victims.
The Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct a flag march near Babarpur.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
The Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel conduct a flag march near Babarpur.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

‘Won’t be another Shaheen Bagh in Delhi’: Kapil Mishra as protesters leave Jafrabad road

BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday supported strict action against anyone, including Mishra, if they gave “provocative” speeches.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra at Maujpur in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
BJP leader Kapil Mishra at Maujpur in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Protesters, petition in HC demand action against Kapil Mishra

Social activist Harsh Mander and Farah Naqvi filed the plea in the HC seeking registration of FIR against seeking registration of FIR against BJP leader Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma and all others who were involved in inciting the mob and rioting.
A police personnel addresses the crowd in the presence of BJP leader Kapil Mishra, at Maujpur, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A police personnel addresses the crowd in the presence of BJP leader Kapil Mishra, at Maujpur, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 26, 2020 05:31 AM IST
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Delhi violence: Action must be taken, Gautam Gambhir hits out at Kapil Mishra

The comments by Gautam Gambhir, who represents East Delhi in the Lok Sabha, came after violence spun out of control in northeast Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Monday.
BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday criticised his party colleague Kapil Mishra for his provocative speech on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
BJP lawmaker Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday criticised his party colleague Kapil Mishra for his provocative speech on Sunday(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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