Ghar mein ghus kar vaar: In Twitter video, rebel AAP MLA urges attack on ‘traitors’

NEW DELHI: AAP MLA Kapil Mishra stirred a controversy on Monday morning over a video of a poem posted on Twitter hitting out at so-called enemies of the nation residing in the country on social media.

In an over two-minute video posted on Twitter Sunday, Mishra allegedly provoking people to start a war against anti-national elements. He said:

“Modi ji tum unko dekho jo dushman hai seema paar. Baaki janata nipta degi ghar mein chhipe hue gaddar.” He then invokes the Pulwama terror attack and names “Kamal Haasan, Barkha (Dutt), (Prashant) Bhushan, Kavita (Krishnan), Shehla (Rashid), (Navjot Singh) Sidhu and Naseeruddin (Shah)”.

Reacting sharply to the video of Mishra, Shehla Rashid, Barkha Dutt, Bhushan, Ashutosh, Krishnan took to twitter to lodge a protest.

“Dear IPS Madhur Vermaji, this person who has a huge following and is an MLA from Delhi, is giving an open, emotive call to people to enter our homes, drag us to the streets and lynch us,” Rashid tweeted.

“What a revolting man. This is direct incitement to violence and lynching and merits a jail term and account being scrapped ASAP cc,” Barkha Dutt tweeted.

On Monday, Ashish Joshi, an Uttarakhand-based IAS officer lodged a formal complaint with the Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik seeking an FIR against the legislator.

Mishra, an official of the Department of Telecommunications on his “official letter” sent a police complaint against Mishra to the Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik alleging that “it is brought to your notice that one Kapil Mishra has circulated a highly incendiary video, provoking people to attack some citizens”.

“I saw the video on twitter. It has been uploaded on YouTube. The content of the video is self-explanatory and violates Indian Penal Code and IT Act,” Joshi said in his letter to the Delhi Police.

“The letter is issued in public interest,” Joshi added.

Soon after the letter was shared by Joshi on Twitter, many people retweeted it. Senior journalist Barkha Dutt, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, former AAP leader Ashutosh also retweeted demanding action against Mishra.

The suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA then also took to twitter and said that he would lodge a complaint against Joshi, Bhushan, Kavita Krishnan and Ashutosh for circulating fake news against him.