Farmers require ‘Rail Roko’ agitation today over Lakhimpur Kheri incident; need Ajay Mishra be sacked

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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has actually required a six-hour-long nationwide ‘rail roko’ agitation on Monday, requiring the elimination and arrest of Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni from the Union Cabinet in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri event, in which his boy Ashish Mishra Teni is an implicated.

In a declaration, the umbrella body of farmer unions leading the farmers’ agitation versus the Centre’s three agri laws, said “demonstrations will only be heightened up until justice is protected” in the Lakhimpur Kheri case.

The SKM stated throughout the ‘rail roko’ demonstration, all train traffic will be stopped for six hours from 10 am till 4 pm on Monday.

“To push for its need for MoS House Ajay Mishra’s dismissal and arrest, so that justice can be secured in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre, Samyukt Kisan Morcha has actually announced a nation-wide Rail Roko program tomorrow. SKM put out a call to its constituents to stop rail traffic for six hours on October 18, between 10 am and 4 pm. The SKM asks for this action to be used up quietly, without any destruction and damage of any kind to any railway property,” it said.

4 of the eight individuals who passed away in the violence on October 3 were farmers, allegedly knocked down by a car carrying BJP workers. Angry farmers then presumably lynched some people in the vehicles.

The other dead included 2 BJP employees and their driver.

Farmers have actually claimed that Ashish Mishra was in one of the vehicles, an accusation denied by him and Ajay Mishra who say they can produce proof to prove he was at an event at that time.

Ashish Mishra was detained in the case on October 9.

The SKM also declared that at effigy-burning events across Uttar Pradesh, numerous farmer leaders were put under house jailed while some were apprehended.

SKM condemns this and asks the UP federal government not to reduce the right to protest of normal people, it included.

(With inputs from PTI)

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