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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Punjab-origin MPs from Canada, UK condemn 'brazen attack' on farmers

By Rajan Nath -- October 05, 2021 11:10 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri incident: Punjab-origin MPs from Canada and UK including UK MP Preet Kaur Gill and Canadian MP Ruby Sahota condemned the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in Uttar Pradesh where eight people, including, four farmers, were killed on Sunday.

Canadian MP Tim Uppal took to Twitter and wrote: “Shocked to learn about the brazen attack on protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri which killed 4 farmers and injured many others. Those responsible must be brought to justice.”

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Likewise, UK MP Preet Kaur Gill tweeted. “This is deeply disturbing and there must be an investigation into the deaths of the 4 farmers who were peacefully protesting."

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She also added the names of four farmers — Gurwinder Singh (19), Lovepreet Singh (20) Daljeet Singh (35), and Nachatar Singh (60) — who died during the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Meanwhile, Canadian MP Ruby Sahota tweeted, “I’m heartbroken to learn about the violence directed at protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, India. My heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed or injured. I add my voice to the growing calls for justice and accountability.”

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Similarly, UK MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi tweeted, “Devastating to learn about the trampling to death of peaceful #FarmersProtest activists and others in #LakhimpurKheri India. My heartfelt condolences to the families for their immense loss. Hope the authorities and media will treat them fairly because they deserve justice now.”

-PTC News

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