Eight people were killed near Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday as violence erupted during a farmers' protest after two SUVs ran over farmers protesting ahead of UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit.
Eight people were killed on Sunday as violence erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri after two SUVs ran over protesting farmers ahead of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit.
The farmers had assembled on the Tikonia-Banbirpur road to oppose UP Deputy Chief Minister Maurya's visit to Banbirpur, the native village of Union Minister of State for Home and MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.
The farmers had been demanding the suspension of IAS officer Sinha and the registration of a murder or attempt to murder case against him, who was allegedly telling policemen to “break their heads”.
Vij reiterated that the state is not imposing any lockdown and asked migrant workers not to pay heed to 'any propaganda' and said they should continue to work.