Farmers and the government in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, reached an agreement on Monday, a day after a demonstration turned violent, killing nine people.
A former high court judge will investigate the violence on Sunday, and the relatives of the slain would receive ex-gratia payments of Rs 45 lakh apiece while those injured in the fighting will receive Rs 10 lakh.
Farmers were not participating in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri; people from various political groups were behind it: BKS, an RSS-affiliated farmer union.
Members of the Women’s Congress, the All India Kisan Sabha, and the All India Democratic Women’s Association protested outside the UP Bhawan in Delhi today about the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Before the violence in Lakhimpur, a rumored video of MoS Ajay Kumar Mishra appeared on social media.
According to reports released Monday morning, the catastrophe claimed the lives of eight people, including four farmers.
As a result of the killings, mobile internet service has been suspended in sections of the district.
Section 144 has also been imposed, with the order stating that no one from Punjab should be permitted to enter the Lakhimpur Kheri region.
Police also erected barricades at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border in Ghaziabad, causing major traffic delays on National Highway 24.
Local journalist Raman Kashyap was one of the people murdered in the tragedy, according to News18. Kashyap had gone missing on Sunday, according to the channel, and his death was discovered on Monday.
4 farmers killed in the unfortunate encounter
The Saiyuki Kisan Morcha claimed in a statement released Sunday night following a virtual press
conference that it can confirm the deaths of four farmers, Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljeet Singh (35), Nachattar Singh (60), and Gurvinder Singh (19) and that roughly 12-15 people were injured “.
Teni stated that his son was not present at the time of the accident
According to News18, Ajay Mishra Teni stated that his son was not present at the time of the occurrence.
Farmers had thrown stones at the convoy, he claimed, and one of his cars had flipped as a result, crushing two farmers. Enraged farmers then assaulted his driver and three BJP volunteers in the caravan, killing them, he added.
The Uttar Pradesh police department tweeted about the tragedy early Monday morning, calling it “unfortunate” and announcing that eight people had died.
Farmers assembled in Tikunia to voice their displeasure by waving black flags at Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union minister Mishra, who were visiting the hamlet for a few government-sponsored events.
Mishra was born in Tikunia, which is also his paternal village.
One protestor died on the spot
Farmers claim they gathered Keshav Prasad Maurya at the helipad before returning to the road where the ministerial convoy would travel.
According to farmers, one protestor died on the spot, while the others perished in a hospital from their injuries.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath took notice of the situation and asked assistant director-general Prashant Kumar to attend Lakhimpur Kheri to put the situation under order.
All the districts adjoining Lakhimpur have been put on high alert
“Given the Lakhimpur incident, the entire state has been alerted. All the districts adjoining Lakhimpur have been put on high alert. Instructions have been given to keep a close watch on any type of activity,” According to India Today, DGP Mukul Goyel said.
In the event of a flare-up, he added, extra forces will be sent to the district.
Rakesh Tikait, the BKU’s leader, departed Ghazipur early Monday and arrived at the location.
“The protesting farmers were attacked, fired at by the cars’ cavalcade in Lakhimpur Kheri,” he claimed. BKU (ChaduniGurnam )’s Singh Chaduni has called for a mass meeting in Tikunia.