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Lakhimpur Kheri deaths: India honours martyrs

As farmers demand for arrest of all Lakhimpur Kheri remains unaddressed, farmers go ahead with plans for further agitations

Sabrangindia 13 Oct 2021

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Thousands of farmers travelled to Tikunia village on October 12, 2021 to honour Nacchattar Singh, Lovepreet Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Daljeet Singh and Raman Kashyap who died during the Lakhimpur Kheri killings.

On October 3, four farmers and a local journalist were allegedly run over by Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish and accomplices. To pay tribute to these deaths, farmers called upon all citizens to observe antim ardas and prayer meetings across India. In Tikunia, farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states arrived for the event.

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Reports came in that the state government barricaded some of the roads leading to Lakhimpur Kheri. Nonetheless, people managed to reach Tikunia in large numbers, said farmers group Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). Along with the five martyrs, the SKM also paid homage to five soldiers who sacrificed their lives during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir - Jaswinder Singh, Saraj Singh, Gajjan Singh, Mandeep Singh and Vaisakh HK.

“The SKM notes with grief and pride that Sepoy Gajjan Singh who was married only four months ago, took a farmer union flag proudly on his baarat. The SKM has always been saying that farmers and soldiers are in this struggle together, of protecting the country. We also pay homage to innocent civilians killed in the past ten days in terrorist attacks,” said the SKM.

Many citizens lit five candles in memory of the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths.

 

 

“We will continue with our plan of action for the Shaheed Kalash Yatras in all districts of Uttar Pradesh and other states, burn effigies of BJP leaders on October 15, Dussehra and observe a nationwide rail roko on October 18,” said SKM leaders in a joint statement. Leaders said that the farmers’ struggle will not be dissuaded by the regime’s attempts to “crush a powerful peaceful democratic movement.” So far over 630 farmers have died in the struggle. The SKM said it will not let these deaths be in vain. Therefore, representatives of different states started an asthi (ashes) kalash yatra for all martyrs, to mobilise more citizens to struggle for justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case and support the farmers’ demands.

These demands involved the repeal of the three farm laws, the four labour codes and privatization of PSUs along with dismissal of Mishra from his ministerial post. Additionally, farmers in every district will burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and similar leaders on Dussehra.

“To ensure that morality prevails and constitutional values are protected in politics and government formation, the SKM will continue its struggle to get Ajay Mishra Teni sacked and arrested,” said SKM leader Darshan Pal.

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Lakhimpur Kheri deaths: India honours martyrs

As farmers demand for arrest of all Lakhimpur Kheri remains unaddressed, farmers go ahead with plans for further agitations

farmers

Thousands of farmers travelled to Tikunia village on October 12, 2021 to honour Nacchattar Singh, Lovepreet Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Daljeet Singh and Raman Kashyap who died during the Lakhimpur Kheri killings.

On October 3, four farmers and a local journalist were allegedly run over by Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish and accomplices. To pay tribute to these deaths, farmers called upon all citizens to observe antim ardas and prayer meetings across India. In Tikunia, farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states arrived for the event.

farmers

farmers

farmers

farmers protest

farmers protest

farmers protest

farmers protest

Reports came in that the state government barricaded some of the roads leading to Lakhimpur Kheri. Nonetheless, people managed to reach Tikunia in large numbers, said farmers group Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). Along with the five martyrs, the SKM also paid homage to five soldiers who sacrificed their lives during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir - Jaswinder Singh, Saraj Singh, Gajjan Singh, Mandeep Singh and Vaisakh HK.

“The SKM notes with grief and pride that Sepoy Gajjan Singh who was married only four months ago, took a farmer union flag proudly on his baarat. The SKM has always been saying that farmers and soldiers are in this struggle together, of protecting the country. We also pay homage to innocent civilians killed in the past ten days in terrorist attacks,” said the SKM.

Many citizens lit five candles in memory of the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths.

 

 

“We will continue with our plan of action for the Shaheed Kalash Yatras in all districts of Uttar Pradesh and other states, burn effigies of BJP leaders on October 15, Dussehra and observe a nationwide rail roko on October 18,” said SKM leaders in a joint statement. Leaders said that the farmers’ struggle will not be dissuaded by the regime’s attempts to “crush a powerful peaceful democratic movement.” So far over 630 farmers have died in the struggle. The SKM said it will not let these deaths be in vain. Therefore, representatives of different states started an asthi (ashes) kalash yatra for all martyrs, to mobilise more citizens to struggle for justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case and support the farmers’ demands.

These demands involved the repeal of the three farm laws, the four labour codes and privatization of PSUs along with dismissal of Mishra from his ministerial post. Additionally, farmers in every district will burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and similar leaders on Dussehra.

“To ensure that morality prevails and constitutional values are protected in politics and government formation, the SKM will continue its struggle to get Ajay Mishra Teni sacked and arrested,” said SKM leader Darshan Pal.

Related:

Resist before Delhi Police makes sexual assault their SoP for protesters: AISA

Maharashtra Bandh: Traffic halts as protesters pay respects to farmer martyrs

Lakhimpur Kheri: Accused Ashish Mishra arrested on Saturday

Lakhimpur Kheri farmer deaths: SKM announces a slew of protests from Oct 12

Lakhimpur Kheri: How does a journalist’s death not make it to the headlines?

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