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Lakhimpur violence: Families of deceased want Justice, not compensation-Priyanka Gandhi

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) India

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday stated that families of the deceased in Lakhimpur Kheri violence want justice, not compensation.

Congress delegation such as Rahul Gandhi and Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the family of deceased farmer Nakshatra Singh in Naya Purwa village in Lakhimpur Kheri district.

While speaking to the media, Priyanka said, “The families of deceased farmers do now not want compensation, they favor justice. Justice can now not be feasible until MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni resigns from his post. An independent probe is not possible under him. If the Uttar Pradesh authorities can arrest us without FIR, why can not they arrest him MoS Home Ajay Mishra’s son, Ashish Mishra?”

Congress delegation which includes Rahul Gandhi and Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra met the family of deceased farmers.

Earlier on Wednesday, Priyanka had said that voices of justice for the farmers are being muffled by means of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Varda and 11 others for “disturbing peace” in the state.

A total of eight people such as four farmers died in the violence that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three cars around the time that farmers
were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed down farmers and towards the end additionally attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk directly, by attempting to run a car over him.

However, Ashish Mishra refuted SKM’s allegations and said he used to be not present at the spot where the incident took place.

MoS Teni also said that his son used to be not existing at the spot, including that some miscreants mingled with protesting farmers and pelted the stones at the vehicle which lead to the ‘unfortunate incident’.

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