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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: 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.

Won't hear activist Harsh Mander until he clarifies his alleged 'justice on street' remark: SC

March 04, 2020 10:54 pm

The apex court's reaction came after a video of Mander's speech that went viral in which he is seen saying that there is no trust left in the courts and that ultimate justice has to be on the streets.

Goli maaro slogan is back as Kapil Mishra leads ‘peace’ march

March 01, 2020 8:01 am

With Mishra were people who claimed to have received injuries in the Delhi riots, in Bhajanpura, Shiv Vihar, Karawal Nagar and New Mustafabad areas, with bandages on their faces.

Would have arrested BJP leaders if I was in charge, says ex-police chief

March 01, 2020 10:33 am

Ajay Raj Sharma said that the first mistake police made was “allowing Shaheen Bagh to take place... If Shaheen Bagh had not taken place, this riot would not have taken place. Shaheen Bagh was leading to communal tension because of the slogans being raised there.”

Delhi violence: Gambhir calls for action against those provoking people

February 26, 2020 9:24 am

“Whoever, no matter which party he belongs to, whether he is Kapil Mishra or anyone else, who give speeches to provoke people, action should be taken against them,” Gambhir told reporters after visiting police officers injured in clashes in Northeast Delhi.

Delhi violence: Activists file plea in HC seeking action against BJP leaders for ‘provocation’

February 26, 2020 2:17 am

While seeking to “ensure the safety and protection of all protest sites, especially women and children”, activists Harsh Mander and Farah Naqvi knocked on the High Court’s door for urgent listing of the petition.

'Whether Kapil Mishra or anyone...:' BJP MP Gautam Gambhir demands action over Delhi violence

February 25, 2020 7:25 pm

Violent mobs torched vehicles, homes, and shops in northeast Delhi, particularly in the areas of Maujpur, Kardampuri, Chand Bagh and Dayalpur.

Day after BJP’s Kapil Mishra warning, how violence erupted across the divide

February 25, 2020 12:25 pm

The area had been on edge since Sunday when a rally by BJP’s Kapil Mishra to counter anti-CAA protests in the area had been followed by waves of stone-pelting.

Those sitting on protests to blame for violence in Delhi: Kapil Mishra

February 25, 2020 3:29 am

Mishra, however, told The Indian Express that he had gone to Maujpur on Sunday as people had started blocking roads. “I did not say anything provocative... had I not gone, things may have gone out of control,” he said.

Violence not the solution, should stop: BJP's Kapil Mishra on northeast Delhi clashes

February 24, 2020 6:13 pm

Kapil Mishra's reply comes a day after he led a pro-CAA protest in Maujpur area of northeast Delhi, shortly after which violence broke out in the area.


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.