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Farmers’ Protest: 8 People Killed In Lakhimpur

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Highlights

  • Eight people have been killed in farmers’ protests in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh
  • Four of these people were farmers who had been hit by a governmental SUV
  • Farmers have accused that Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son of being in the car.

As the farmers’ protests have escalated all over the country, farmers have been killed in crossfires with police forces. This has sparked a set of controversies throughout the country. Eight people have been killed as a result of the violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh when Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya visited the Lakhimpur Kheri district during the farmers’ protests. The officials have informed that the angry farmers had broken their peaceful demonstration and set two governmental SUVs on fire. The group of protesters was agitated when the government cars hit them without any provocation.

Events In The Farmers’ Protest

Four farmers and four other people had been killed in the Lakhimpur district. The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has declared the event to be unfortunate. He has promised that the state government will look into the matter to find the real culprits. The perpetrators will have strict action taken against them.

According to the news, the farmers’ protests had been held in that specific spot after knowing that the Deputy Chief Minister would be passing. Two SUVs ran over the farmers who were protesting on the streets. 

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The farmers have alleged that one of the cars had a Union Minister’s son inside it. Banbirpur, the place where the ministers were traveling, is the home of the union minister of the state, Ajay Kumar Mishra. Mishra has denied the presence of his son in the car.

Counter Allegation By Mishra

Mishra has made a counter-complaint stating that three BJP workers and a driver were beaten to death by the farmers. He complained that the pelting of stones began immediately as the car entered the area. He clarified that neither he nor his son was present in the car at that moment. For the time being, internet services have been banned in Lakhimpur.

Why Is A Protest Being Treated With Violence?

If the government was not at fault in this place, then why are the internet services banned? Do you think that the government is trying to use unnecessary force to deal with the farmers’ protest? What can be so threatening about a group of people demanding their rights to livelihood? Let us know your ideas!

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