Mohan Singh Bisht is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and current Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly from the Karawal Nagar Vidhan Sabha constituency. He joined the Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak in 1992, the year when the members of RSS demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
He is an active member of the Delhi unit of another Sangh Parivar constituent Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
During the Delhi pogrom of February 2020, Bisht was one of the chief architects of violence and led mobs of Hindu nationalist rioters to attack Muslim localities with swords, guns, bombs, rods, chains, and stones. The anti-Muslim pogrom that continued until February 27 left at least 53 people dead, mostly Muslims, and injured another 400.
“We have worked for him for years. He was telling those gathered there ‘abhi toh in ***** ke dukaan jalaye hain, ab ek ek karke in kutton ko maaro (Only the shops of these ****** have been burned, now kill these dogs one by one),” one Muslim victim quoted Bisht as saying during the pogrom.
Muslim victims even saw Bisht throw a country-made grenade at their homes.
“Bisht came there along with his driver and another person who had applied a big tikka on his forehead. As soon as they arrived the mob started raising the slogan ‘Mohan Singh Bisht zindabad’, and Bisht told them to finish the task soon… Then he entered the street leading the mob… Then the applicant/complainant saw that Bisht took a bomb from his henchman and threw it.”
Till now, police have repeatedly refused to register a case naming Bisht, despite several court orders.