Farmers’ ‘Rail Roko’ protest right this moment to demand Ajay Mishra’s dismissal over Lakhimpur Kheri violence

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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella physique for farmers unions spearheading the protest towards farm legal guidelines since final yr, has given a name for a six-hour-long nationwide ‘Rail roko’ agitation on Monday. The protests started at 10 am to demand the dismissal and arrest Union Minister Ajay Mishra in reference to the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

In a press release, the SKM mentioned “protests will only be intensified until justice is secured” within the Lakhimpur Kheri case. The SKM mentioned throughout the ‘rail roko’ protest, all prepare site visitors will likely be stopped for six hours from 10 am until four pm on Monday.

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On October 3, a convoy of three automobiles drove via a crowd of protesting farmers in Tikonia, Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. One of the vehicles belonged to Union Minister Ajay Mishra, and his son, Ashish, is alleged to have been behind the wheel. Four farmers have been killed within the incident, whereas 4 others, together with the Minister’s driver, two BJP employees and a journalist, died in subsequent protests.

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Another SUV is owned by former Union minister Akhilesh Das’s nephew Ankit Das. The proprietor of the third car is but to be ascertained.

While Ajay Mishra has maintained his son was not current on the website of the accident, Ashish was arrested final week. Six males — Union MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra and his associates Luvkush Pandey, Ashish Pandey, Ankit Das, Shekhar Bharti and Lateef — have been arrested within the case. The BJP has rallied behind the Union Minister, whereas the Opposition has targetted the federal government for the violence towards farmers.

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