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Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra is Delhi's former minister for Tourism and Water Resources. He was removed from Kejriwal's cabinet after AAP's failure in MCD elections. He is known for his enviable credentials in the circles of activism. He has worked with renowned international organisations like Greenpeace and Amnesty International on developmental policy issues. When 2010 Commonwealth Games scam was unearthed, he campaigned extensively against people involved in it. In fact, he wrote a book titled “It’s Common v/s Wealth” emphasising the social and environmental impact of Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He co-founded a youth action group named “Youth for Justice” and raised issues of social importance, from Jessica Lal murder trial to farmers suicides to the encroachment on Yamuna River. In 2015 assembly elections, he got elected from Karawal Nagar constituency and then was appointed as Minister for Water and Tourism. In his stint at the Delhi Assembly, keeping with activist roots, he raised issues of prime importance.


Delhi police tells court: ‘Kalita trying to show Kapil Mishra behind riots’

December 15, 2020 1:11 am

Citing a media report, Kalita’s counsel Adit Pujari had argued that the riots were not started by the anti-CAA protesters, but rather by pro-CAA protesters led by Mishra.

Kapil Mishra, Tajinder Bagga detained during protest in support of Arnab Goswami

November 09, 2020 7:15 am

According to the police, Mishra and Bagga held a dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi memorial along with a few party members around 9 am on Sunday.

Court closes defamation case: Mishra apologises to Jain for bribery claim

October 30, 2020 9:08 am

Allegations politically motivated, wrong: Kapil Mishra to court

Riot chargesheet details Kapil Mishra questioning: ‘Didn’t give speech, told police about plan for dharna’

September 22, 2020 11:14 am

The chargesheet details the questions Mishra was asked about his visit and about the YouTube video of his address.

Delhi riots: Can't justify licence given to BJP stalwart for rant, says Julio Ribeiro

September 17, 2020 11:32 am

Ribeiro said he thought about what he would do if he was in Shrivastava’s place and had to “dispel the doubts that your retired brother officers still have about Delhi Police investigation into the NE Delhi riots”.

When the state is silent, it becomes the citizen's duty to speak up and express dissent

September 05, 2020 9:53 am

Hinduism is a secular religion in its philosophical assumptions, as probably all religions are. Those claiming to speak for nationalism are forcing us to choose between manufactured polarities of being secular or being religious.

Brown Lives Matter: Authors of Delhi riots book to publisher

August 24, 2020 2:57 pm

Bloomsbury had withdrawn the book, due out in September, after backlash over the announcement of a launch event with BJP leader Kapil Mishra among the “guests of honour”.

Bloomsbury India withdraws book on 2020 Delhi riots after backlash

August 22, 2020 10:28 pm

Presence of the speakers at the book launch triggered controversy of the publication house furthering a communal agenda.

Witness in Delhi Riots Chargesheet: ‘I heard people shouting Kapil Mishra’s men set pandal on fire’

June 24, 2020 7:55 am

According to the statement, the witness — identified as Najam ul Hasan — was present at the protest but “did not see” the alleged incident on February 24, and only heard others shouting about it.

Delhi: Remark by Kapil Mishra had no role in riot, says BJP chief Manoj Tiwari

March 08, 2020 8:39 am

“Itni badi ghatna mein Kapil ke statement ka koi matlab nahi hai (There is no meaning to Kapil’s statement for an incident of this scale)," Tiwari told The Sunday Express.


Water supply to be restored partially: Kapil Mishra

February 22, 2016 7:09 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): With the Army taking control of Munak Canal in Haryana, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on Monday expressed hope that water supply could be partially restored by late evening in the national capital. He also informed that the Delhi Jal Board team is on its way to the Munak Canal, which was earlier seized by Jat community members, demanding reservation in government jobs.

MCD workers protest outside Kapil Mishra's residence

February 09, 2016 8:48 am

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers staged a protest outside Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra’s residence on Tuesday. They raised slogans against Mishra over non-payment of dues. The protestors also threw garbage outside Mishra’s residence. The agitators raised slogans against Kapil Mishra and also carried placards with messages denouncing the minister.

Water supply in Delhi to be normal by evening: Kapil Mishra

January 21, 2016 7:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Commenting on the issue of water supply affected with ammonia, Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra on Thursday said that the situation will relapse to normality by evening. Mishra praised the Jal Board workers, adding that the production was restored and necessary steps were taken by the team to curb the problem. He further said that samples were taken after every half-an-hour to assure that water with ammonia doesn’t reach the people of Delhi.