India / Lakhimpur violence Will start protests if Union Minister is not sacked by Oct 11 warns SKM

Zoom News : Oct 11, 2021, 05:50 AM
Lakhimpur : After the arrest of Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur incident, farmers' organizations have now intensified the demand for the removal of his father Teni from the Union Cabinet. The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday warned the Center and the Uttar Pradesh government that it would launch a phased protest if Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra is not removed and arrested by October 11 in connection with the Lakhimpur violence.

Earlier, the SKM had said that the government had time till October 11 to take action against Mishra, failing which the Morcha would launch a phased protest against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. SKM, a union of 40 farmers' organizations agitating against the three controversial agriculture laws of the Centre, said, "Ajay Mishra is a minister in the central government, so clearly justice is being compromised."

He said, “SKM warns the Government of India and the Government of Uttar Pradesh that the October 11 deadline given by it is about to expire. The arrest and dismissal of Ajay Mishra is awaited along with the arrest of all the culprits in the Lakhimpur incident." Union Minister Ajay Mishra's son was arrested late Saturday night in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. He was sent to judicial custody for 14 days and kept in the segregation barracks of the district jail of Lakhimpur Kheri. Officials gave this information on Sunday.