Post riots, groups of men chant ‘shoot the traitors’ at Rajiv chowk metro and Connaught Place

Six men have been detained from the Rajiv Chowk metro station and are currently being questioned

Delhi Metro

The Delhi police has arrested six people from Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk Metro Station for shouting the slogan, “Shoot the traitors”, made famous by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, The Indian Express reported.

Circulated widely on social media, the incident took place at the metro station at around 10:52 AM on Saturday, February 29.


In the video clip, the boys are heard saying, “Desh ke gaddaron, goli maaro saalon ko”, a slogan frequently used against those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population Register.

Anuj Dayal, executive director, corporate communications at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued a statement in this regard saying, “In reference to a video clip going viral on social media, showing sloganeering by some passengers at Rajiv Chowk Metro station, it is to state that this incident happened today around 10:52am at the station and DMRC/CISF staff immediately handed them over to the Delhi Metro Rail Police for further necessary action.”

“Under Delhi Metro O&M Act 2002, any kind of demonstration or nuisance is prohibited in Delhi metro premises. Any passenger indulging in such act is liable to be removed from the metro premises,” it added.

It was reported that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that is responsible for the security of the Delhi Metro, handed over the men to the Delhi police.

In a statement, the CISF said, “On February 29, at about 10:25 hours, six youths were seen shouting slogans at Rajiv Chowk metro station, Delhi. They were immediately intercepted by CISF personnel & thereafter handed over to Delhi Metro Rail Police officials for further action. Metro Rail operation remained.” reported that another video surfaced a while later, showing men walking around the Connaught Place area where the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station is located. The men were carrying the national flag and shouting the same slogan – “Shoot the traitors”. The march was allegedly taken out under the banner of the Delhi Peace Forum and attended by Kapil Mishra.



Delhi has just been rocked by the worst communal violence it has seen in decades. Over 42 people have lost their lives in the incident and 200 have sustained injuries. Kapil Mishra has emerged to be the main instigator of the riots. Ironically, he attended a ‘peace march’ organized at Jantar Mantar against ‘jihadi terrorism’ post the incident.




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