IndiaConflict during peasant agitation in UP; Six people were killed

Conflict during peasant agitation in UP; Six people were killed


Highlight:

  • Six farmers were killed
  • Many were injured
  • Journalists were also injured

Lucknow: At least six people have been killed in clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpurkheri district. The clash took place during UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Ticonia-Banbirpur. Four died at the scene and two were hospitalized.

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The farmers were killed when two SUVs rammed into them as they protested against Maurya’s visit. The farmers then blocked the vehicles and set both the vehicles on fire.

The farmers had gathered to block Maurya’s visit to Banbirpur, the birthplace of Union Home Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra and Kheri MP. Several journalists were also injured during the clashes.

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The Congress demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident and ensure punishment for the accused. Rahul Gandhi said that those who have not yet responded to the incident in Lakhimpurkheri are already dead and the sacrifices of the farmers will not be in vain. Maurya’s visit to Banbirpur was canceled due to tensions in the area.

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