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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Navjot Singh Sidhu, Harsimrat Badal meet families of victims

CHANDIGARH: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday (October 8) separately met the families of farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Sidhu shared on Twitter pictures of his meeting with a family, saying, “Justice delayed – justice denied.”

Sidhu consoled the family members of Lovepreet Singh, one of the four farmers killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on Sunday (October 3).

He later said, “What happened is a barbaric crime. The whole of India is demanding justice. Loss of human life can never be compensated.”
He said that Lovepreet Singh’s father said that he wants justice.

The Congress leader said, “There is evidence, video… there is an account of witnesses. But there is no arrest because he (Ashish Kumar Mishra) is the son of a Union minister.”

Sidhu and Badal also separately met the family members of 28-year-old journalist Raman Kashyap, who was among the eight killed in the violence that broke out during the farmers’ protests on Sunday.

Sidhu had earlier demanded the arrest of the Union Minister of State for Home son of ajay kumar mishra In connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, he said that if action is not taken against him by Friday, he will go on hunger strike.

Along with some Congress leaders from Punjab, including state ministers and MLAs, Sidhu was on Thursday (October 7) allowed to move towards Lakhimpur Kheri, hours after he was detained at a police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur.

The Uttar Pradesh Police has issued a fresh notice to Ashish Kumar Mishra, asking him to appear before him by 11 am on Saturday (October 9) in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, as he missed his summons for Friday. Had gone.

Leading a delegation of SAD leaders, Badal demanded the immediate dismissal of Mishra and the arrest of his son Ashish, a statement issued by the party said.

Badal along with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Jagir Kaur, besides senior Akali leaders Balwinder Singh Bhundoor, Prem Singh Chandumajra, Bikram Singh Majithia, Manpreet Singh Ayali visited the residences of four farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Four of the eight people who died in the accident Lakhimpur Kheri violence They were farmers who were allegedly crushed by vehicles carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers allegedly thrashed two saffron party workers and their driver.

The farmers claimed that Ashish Mishra was in a vehicle, a charge denied by him and his father.

Badal said that it is condemnable that despite clear evidence, no action was taken by the Center or the Uttar Pradesh government in this heinous matter.

“Video footage of Ashish Mishra’s vehicle is available. There are eyewitnesses that Ashish Mishra fled the spot. He should be immediately arrested on the charge of murder,” the SAD statement quoted him as saying.

Badal also pointed out that there is video footage of the Union minister allegedly threatening farmers and inciting violence against them.

“It is wrong to keep him in the Union Cabinet and the Center should take immediate action against him,” he said.

According to the party statement, the SAD delegation visited the residence of Lovepreet Singh in Chaukhra village, Nachhatar Singh’s house in Namdar Purve, Daljit Singh’s residence in Wanjaran Tanda, Gurvinder Singh’s house in Moharnia and journalist Raman Kashyap’s residence in Nighasan village. .

Kaur handed over a check of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the victims, assuring them that the SGPC would look after the educational needs of the families of the victims.

There were emotional scenes in the homes of the victims’ families.

According to the Akali Dal statement, the bereaved family members said that they could never imagine that someone could bite innocent farmers returning home after peaceful protests.

he also said Government of Uttar Pradesh Till now no serious action has been initiated in this matter. He said the perpetrators were local and had been identified but were not being arrested.

Badal tweeted after meeting Lovepreet Singh’s family, “The loss and pain they are experiencing is heartbreaking. Sharing their grief and assuring them of all possible help. We are in this fight.” are together.”

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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