The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday dismissed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and said that if their demands are not met, So they will perform nationwide “Rail Roko” on 18 October.
The SKM is demanding the removal of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra and the arrest of his son Ashish Mishra in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence on October 3.
The Morcha said in a statement that if their demands were not met by October 11, they would call for a nationwide “Rail Roko” protest on October 18.
The statement said the Morcha rejects the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the Commission of Inquiry set up by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The front raised the demand for an impartial inquiry into the matter and its monitoring directly from the Supreme Court judge.
The farmers allege that Ashish was sitting in the vehicle which was crushing the farmers. However, the minister has denied all the allegations and claimed that his son is innocent.
Angry farmers have alleged that the incident was part of a “pre-planned conspiracy”. Farmer leader Darshan Pal claimed, “They (the attackers) tried to terrorize the farmers.”
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