UTTAR PRADESH FARMERS STAGE BODIES OF THOSE KILLED IN PROTEST

After a day of the violent killing of four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri when the son of union minister mowed over the crowd of protesters, the farmers groups have staged a protest in Tikonia. The farmers parked a tractor next to the area where the incident took place and staged the bodies of the farmers who were killed in glass enclosures. They were invoking religious chants and slogans to assert their spirit.

The farmers said that they wouldn’t move from the cite or perform the last rites of the farmers who passes, unless action was taken against the Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra.

By noon, Rakesh Tikait reached the cite after a meeting with the Uttar Pradesh government officials and requested the farmers to go home. “Vir Shahidon Ka Balidan, Yaad Karega Hindustan (India will remember the sacrifice of the brave martyrs)”, said Mr. Tikait starting the speech, and said the protests gained victory as Ashish Mishra had been charged with murder. He also said the government promised Rs. 45 lakhs and a government job as compensation for the families who lost their loved ones. A Judicial probe of the incident would also be conducted. An FIR under IPC 302 and 304a have been lodged against Ashish Mishra, who, the farmers claim ran his car over the crowd and caused the death of 4 protesters.

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