Eight Farmers in the protest at Lakhimpur found dead on the route of UP's Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya; here's all you need to know:

OPINION: Justice Deserved Yet Not Given! Innocent Farmers of Lakhimpur Had Nothing to Lose than their Lives


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Eight Farmers in the protest at Lakhimpur found dead on the route of UP’s Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya; here’s all you need to know:

Shockingly in a violent incident Eight people lost their lives at Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh. The violence erupted during the farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The farmers had assembled to protest Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Banbirpur.

The union minister was to be felicitated at a prize distribution ceremony at a school in Tikunia. The event was to be a high-profile one and this is why Uttar Pradesh’s Dy CM Maurya was the chief guest. He was also slated to inaugurate development projects in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.

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On Sunday, the farmers had reached a college in Tikunia village and gheraoed a make-shift helipad. Keshav Prasad Maurya was to reach the venue by helicopter but he changed the plan after being informed about the farmers’ protest. He decided to travel by road.

When protesting farmers got the news of Maurya travelling by road, they blocked the Tikunia-Banbirpur road. It was at this protest site that the violence took place that left eight people dead.

The question here is are these farmers and their left-over families are going to get justice? As if we unwind history of Crime cases and judicial breach, it seems impossible and unpredictable for these innocent families. It goes with a basic breach of humanity as if the farmers can’t even protest for their rights.

With this another bloody shed incident we can assume that UP is again becoming a terror state again. The farmers’ bodies claimed that four farmers identified as Nakshatra Singh (55), Daljeet Singh (35), Lavepreet Singh (20) and Gurvendra Singh (18) died as vehicles mowed the protesters down on the Tikunia-Banbirpur road. Four other deaths were reported from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) camp. They were travelling in a car and were allegedly dragged out of the car and lynched by the protesters.

While the local administration, the farmers’ body and the BJP leaders have confirmed eight deaths in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, reports have said a journalist identified as Ratan Kashyap died in the incident.

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