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Lakhimpur violence: SKM will start protest if Union Minister Ajay Mishra is not sacked by October 11

By PTI

New Delhi: The United Kisan Morcha on Sunday “warned” the Center and the Uttar Pradesh government that its deadline for sacking and arresting Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra was expiring on October 11, failing which he would go to Lakhimpur Kheri. will start a phased protest against Violence.

Earlier this week, the SKM had issued an ultimatum, asking the government to take action against Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra by October 11, failing which they would launch a phased program to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. .

SKM, an umbrella body of 40 farmers’ unions spearheading the anti-agriculture laws movement, said, “Justice is clearly being compromised because Ajay Mishra is a minister in the central government.”

“SKM warns Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh that the October 11 deadline given by it is expiring.

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Apart from the arrest of all the culprits of the Lakhimpur Kheri farmer murder case, the arrest and dismissal of Ajay Mishra is awaited.

Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son, who was arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and placed under COVID quarantine at the district jail in Lakhimpur Kheri, officials said on Sunday.

Four of the eight people killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence were farmers who were allegedly hit by a vehicle carrying BJP workers.

The angry farmers then allegedly made some people board the vehicles.

The other dead include two BJP workers and their driver.

The farmers have claimed that Ashish Mishra was in one of the vehicles, a charge denied by him and his father, who say they can produce evidence that he was at an event at the time.

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The farmers’ unions had said that if the government did not accede to their demands by October 11, they would take out a ‘Shaheed Kisan Yatra’ from Lakhimpur Kheri with the ashes of the slain farmers.

The SKM had called for ‘Rail Roko’ protests across the country from 10 am to 4 pm on October 18 and ‘Mahapanchayat’ in Lucknow on October 26.

“Meetings are being held in various states to implement the plan, SKM’s call for justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri farmer murder case,” the SKM statement said on Sunday.

The SKM pointed out that in the Modi government, and that too Ajai Mishra, as the Minister of Home Affairs, is completely “unstable and unimaginable”.

“It is clear that the role of the Minister of State for Home in promoting enmity and enmity, criminal conspiracy and murder as well as harboring criminals and obstructing justice and tampering/ concealment of evidence” Was.”

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