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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)

Delhi riots: Kalita trying to create narrative to implicate Kapil Mishra, say police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:18 AM IST
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.
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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)

Court ends defamation case after Kapil Mishra’s apology to Satyendar Jain

By PTI and HTC | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:05 AM IST
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.
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BJP leader Kapil Mishra(HT photo)
BJP leader Kapil Mishra(HT photo)

Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Kapil Mishra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:11 AM IST
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.
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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)

BJP leader Kapil Mishra claims threat to life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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.
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Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)
Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)

Delhi Riots: What former police commissioner Neeraj Kumar says on Umar Khalid and Kapil Mishra

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 09:52 AM IST
“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.
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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)

After Bloomsbury turns it down, book on Delhi riots now to be published by Garuda Prakashan

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Garuda Prakashan to publish ‘Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story’ after Bloomsbury turns it down, book to hit the stands in 15 days
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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)

Publisher withdraws book on Delhi riots, author goes ahead with virtual launch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 01:49 AM IST
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.
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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)

Bloomsbury says it won’t publish book on Delhi riots after social media backlash

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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.
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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)

‘Repeated incitement, planned rioting’: Minorities body files report on N-E riots

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi riots: Court seeks status report on pleas for FIR against Kapil Mishra

By Richa Banka and Anvit Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2020 05:45 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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.
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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.)

Hyderabad police book cases against Owaisi, Pathan and Kapil Mishra for hate speeches

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi HC to hear Harsh Mander’s petition to book Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Singh on March 12

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Mander has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court seeking FIR against politicians who made inflammatory speeches.
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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)

Govt wants to shoot the messenger, Supreme Court told on row over Harsh Mander speech

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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.
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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)

Take up Delhi riots matter on Friday, SC tells HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 02:13 AM IST
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.
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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)

Hate speech cases against politicians to be heard by Supreme Court today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The petition has been filed by 10 victims of violence which broke out in Northeast Delhi last week.
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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)

At Shaheen Bagh, other anti-CAA protest venues, fears of a north-east Delhi rerun

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 05:46 AM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi riots: Face-off between Bhim Army, CAA backers a trigger

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi riots were waiting to happen

UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:16 PM IST
The real worry is that the ongoing violence may be a trailer, and it may soon spread elsewhere
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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)

‘Living in fear for two days...scared for my father, brothers’: 22-year-old tells NSA Ajit Doval

By Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:35 AM IST
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.
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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)

‘Why no FIR for hate speeches’: Delhi high court pulls up police

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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 .
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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)

Communal riot and inter-ethnic tapestry of cities

By Smruti Koppikar | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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
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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)

High Court reprimands Delhi cops for not booking people making provocative speeches, says sent ‘wrong message’

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:24 PM IST
The speeches of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders - Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma - were also played by the court.
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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)

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

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 03:46 PM IST
The petitioner has sought judicial enquiry into the incidents of violence, FIR against the culprits, deployment of army and compensation for the victims.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 12:22 PM IST
BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday supported strict action against anyone, including Mishra, if they gave “provocative” speeches.
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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)

Protesters, petition in HC demand action against Kapil Mishra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:31 AM IST
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.
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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)

Delhi violence: Action must be taken, Gautam Gambhir hits out at Kapil Mishra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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.
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In plea to Supreme Court, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad blames BJP’s Kapil Mishra for Delhi clashes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Azad also sought security for women protesting at Shaheen Bagh in south Delhi, which has come to national limelight.
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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)

Kapil Mishra warns cops: Clear road in 3 days... after that we won’t listen to you’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 04:53 AM IST
Mishra said that he would give only three days to the police to clear the roads in Jafrabad and Chand Bagh because United States President Donald Trump would be in the city for a two-day trip starting Monday.
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A former MLA from nearby Karawal Nagar, Mishra had asked people to gather at Maujpur Chowk in support of the CAA in reply to the roadblock by those protesting against the new citizenship law.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A former MLA from nearby Karawal Nagar, Mishra had asked people to gather at Maujpur Chowk in support of the CAA in reply to the roadblock by those protesting against the new citizenship law.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Will not allow another Shaheen Bagh: Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Jaffrabad

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Mishra issued an ultimatum to the police to clear the roads and warned people will be back if the anti-CAA protesters are not removed.
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