Lakhimpur Kheri violence: CM Yogi orders judicial inquiry, Priyanka Gandhi sits on hunger strike, Navjot Singh Siddhu detained

UTTAR PRADESH: After major violence that took place in UP’s Lakhimpur on Sunday leaving 9 people dead, claiming farmer’s, BJP worker’s and a local journalist’s lives, UP CM Yogi Adityanath orders judicial inquiry into the matter.

The decision came today as UP government stated that a former High Court judge will investigate the Lakhimpur Kheri riots and that the families of the four farmers slain in the tragedy will receive Rs 45 lakh in compensation. According to Awanish Awasthi, ACS, Home, the government will also provide Rs 10 lakh to individuals hurt in the incident.

Among the people who died in the Sunday violence, 4 were farmers, 4 were BJP workers and the ninth one was a local journalist who succumbed to injuries a day after.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress national secretary, went on a hunger strike on Monday after being detained in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district while en route to Lakhimpur Kheri, according to her party.

Another politician, Navjot Sidhu, a member of the Punjab Congress, was arrested after leading a protest in Chandigarh against the deaths of eight people, including four farmers, in violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri area on Sunday.

His tweet read, “Arrested for protesting against atrocities of the Central Govt … barbaric murders of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP. We stand firmly with the Farmers, till our last breath!!”

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