The proposed visit of AAP suspended leader Kapil Mishra to Batla House today that has lead to tension in the locality has been postponed as 72-year-old Zakir Nagar elderly woman also known as Amma is unwell, according to Pervez Alam Khan.
Earlier, reports had surfaced in the locality that Kapil Mishra would visit the locality and sit in dharna with Congress leaders, Pervez Alam Khan and others, who are at the forefront of support Amma campaign in the locality.
Following the report AAP leaders, including Mahmood and newly elected councillor Wajid Khan both close to Okhla MLA Aamantullah Khan, had said they would not allow him to enter Batla House.
Pervez Khan told OT.COM that as Amma is unwell the proposed protest has been postponed and is to be held after two days. “Kapil Mishra is not coming as I have informed him. I am on my way to his home to convince him that he should not visit today. Next time when we call the protest we will certainly invite him,” he said.
Many residents heaved a sigh of relief as chances of clash between Congress workers and AAP members were high following Kapil Mishra’s proposed visit in the locality.
The Amma story has been at the centre of attraction in the locality for the last few days with Pervez Alam Khan claiming that efforts are being made to forcefully occupy her house in Zakir Nagar, a claim that has been refuted by Amma’s relatives and Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan. They have claimed that it is a family matter.
To convince the residents about who is on the right side, people from both the sides are parking videos on the social media. A few days ago former Okhla Asif Md Khan, Pervez Alam Khan and their supporters had picketed outside the police station for the whole day with Amma. Some miscreants had fired in the air too in Zakir Nagar and a CCTV footage of the incident is doing the rounds on the social media.
When asked that his name is also been dragged in the controversy as the opposition party is accusing him of pressurising Amma, Pervez Alam Khan said: “I invite independent journalists and social workers in the locality to come and meet Amman and know the real issue.”
Social activist Nazia Hassan said the issue has been politicised with Congress and AAP workers jumping in. Rather than politicising it, the issue should have been resolved with human touch and Amma should get justice, said Nazia, who is from West Bengal from where Amma comes.
She said Amma is cousin of film star Moushmi Chatterjee and has been living with her husband in Zakir Nagar who died only a month ago.