Convoy of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, reportedly of his son, uncle and other goons, runs over protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh. At least three farmers killed, and around ten others injured in the incident.
In a brutal and inhuman attack on peacefully protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh, a convoy of vehicles associated with BJP’s Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, his son, his uncle and other goons ran over several protestors.
It is reported that one of the farmers was shot dead by the son of the Union MoS Ajay Mishra Teni, Ashish (Monu) Mishra. At least two other farmers were killed in the incident (one on the spot, and another in a hospital), and around ten others injured seriously. Terai Kisan Sanghatan’s leader, and SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk has also been injured. More details about the deceased and injured are awaited.
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It is reported that farmers were also provoked into retaliation after this brutal attack, and that vehicles of the BJP leader were smashed.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha is demanding murder charges put on all those involved from the side of Ajay Mishra Teni. Meanwhile, several SKM leaders have left from different locations to Lakhimpur Kheri.
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Lakhimpur Kheri Protests
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr Ajay Mishra Teni had issued an open threat to farmer leaders in a public meeting recently.
A large number of farmers started assembling from the morning itself today in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh for a black flag protest against Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, for the open threat issued against farmer leaders in a public meeting.
Thousands of farmers with black flags occupied this morning the helipad at Maharaja Agrasen Ground to prevent the Deputy CM from landing there. The brutal attack on farmers is reported to have happened as the farmers were dispersing and leaving from the protest site. Mr Teni’s son, uncle and other goons are then reported to have run over the protestors who had lined up on the roads with black flags and two farmers are reported to have been killed on the spot. Many others have been hospitalised.
The incident took place in Tikunia area. Samyukta Kisan Morcha spokesperson Jagtaar Singh Bajwa, said, “In Lakhimpur Kheri’s Tikunia area, farmers were protesting peacefully. The Union Minister of State’s son ran his car over them. In the incident, several farmers are injured and some have died.”
Reports indicate that one of the three farmers martyred in today’s incidents was shot dead by Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni’s son, Ashish (Monu) Mishra, while the others have been run over by vehicles. We will update you with more confirmed information soon.