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Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Sidhu sitting on a silent fast at the house of the late journalist

By Naveen Bharat Editorial

Lucknow: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had reached Lakhimpur Kheri on Friday in connection with Sunday’s incident. a vow of silence (fasting for silence) at the residence of the deceased journalist Raman Kashyap, who was killed in the violence.

Sidhu, who visited the late journalist’s house in Nighasan tehsil of the district, said the silent agitation would continue till the arrest of the accused in the case.

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Sidhu went to Lakhimpur with a large contingent of Congress workers, but was detained on Thursday at the Saharanpur border. He was accompanied by ministers of the Punjab government and Congress MLAs. However, on Friday, he was allowed to go to the disturbed district.

It may be recalled that eight people, including four farmers and Kashyap, were killed during clashes that followed farmers’ protest against the visit of UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, the demand for the arrest of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra is increasing. Supreme Court reprimands Uttar Pradesh government To deal with the matter and asked them to apprise the top court of an alternate agency which can investigate.

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also asked the Uttar Pradesh government to direct its state police chief to ensure that evidence in the case is not destroyed unless taken over by some other agency. be.

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