Lakhimpur Kheri violence: As announced by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) farmers will protest at District Collector's and District Magistrate's offices in all districts across the country on Monday over the death of the farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.
Sanyukta Kisan Morcha in an official statement claimed the death of four farmers who have been identified as Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljeet Singh (35), Nachattar Singh (60), and Gurvinder Singh (19).
The Morcha asked the farmers to organise protests outside DC and DM offices between 10 am and 1 pm. The farmers' union also said that around 12 to 15 persons were injured and hospitalised in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
"It is confirmed that Ashish Mishra Teni (son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni) came with three vehicles around the time that farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by trying to run a vehicle over him," the Morcha said.
"There were also shots fired, and one of the deaths was by this shooting by Ashish Mishra Teni and his team," alleged the farmers' body.
However, the Union Minister denied such allegations saying that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants merged with protesting farmers and pelted the stones on the car which lead to the 'unfortunate incident'.
SKM further demanded that a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) be registered immediately against Union Minister's son and others involved in the incident. SKM demanded that the Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra Teni be dismissed immediately from the Central government.