Brinda Karat demands arrest of Kapil Mishra

In a letter to Amit Shah, the CPI(M) leader blames Mishra for violence in northeast Delhi

February 25, 2020 06:34 pm | Updated June 08, 2020 10:35 pm IST - New Delhi

Brinda Karat. File

Brinda Karat. File

CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat, in a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has blamed BJP leader Kapil Mishra for the violence in northeast Delhi who had made an open call to forcibly remove protesters from various sites. She has demanded his immediate arrest.

“The tragic death of a police constable and the death of six citizens in the shocking incidents of violence in the capital are of deep concern. We strongly condemn those responsible for the death of the police constable and for the violence in Delhi. The Delhi police and related agencies are under the control of your ministry and therefore, we are addressing this letter to you,” Ms. Karat wrote to Mr. Shah and sought an appointment.

She has said the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), led mainly by women, have been peaceful for the last two months, while adding that there were no instances of violence in Delhi “except those incidents of firing at the protesters by men who were incited to violence by a minister in the central government.”

“On Sunday, BJP leader Kapil Mishra had openly given a call for forcibly removing the protesters from various sites. Detailed reports and video images are available of the highly-provocative and communal slogans given by groups of men armed with lathis and bricks in the areas surrounding the protest sites,” Ms. Karat wrote.

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