Various political parties and farmers' outfits held protests in various parts of Uttar Pradesh over the killings of four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, demanding the dismissal of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni and lodging of an FIR against him and his son. The protests and demonstrations were reported from various districts, including Banda, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Jalaun and Lalitpur in the Bundelkhand region, besides Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur. Besides the usual shouting of anti-government slogans, burning of government effigies, staging of sit-ins and blocking road traffics, the demonstrations were also marked by protesters clashing with police at some places, including Pilibhit, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Fatehpur, Jalaun and Lalitpur. Workers of various political parties which participated in these protests included those of the Samajwadi Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. Some of the political parties also protested against their leaders being stopped from proceeding to Lakhimpur Kheri.
Here are the latest updates:
#The Congress Tuesday said its former president Rahul Gandhi will lead a five-member party delegation to Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday, and asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow the visit.
#Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday alleged that she was being held illegally at the PAC compound in Sitapur and no notice or FIR has been provided to her even after her 38-hour detention and was not allowed to meet her legal counsel.
#The mortal remains of three of the farmers, who were mowed down by a vehicle during a protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, were cremated at their native places on Tuesday, while the family of the fourth one demanded a second post-mortem. Bahraich Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Ashok Kumar said that "a decision on the demand for a second post mortem could be taken only by senior officials".
#Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case while expressing shock at the Centre's "insensitivity and inaction"
#The Congress onTuesday dubbed as "paper work" the probe into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and asked why the son of a union minister accused of mowing down farmers has not been arrested yet and the minister dismissed.
# Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu tweets, "If, by tomorrow, Union Minister’s son behind brutal murder of farmers is not arrested, and our leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being unlawfully arrested, fighting for farmers is not released, Punjab Congress will march towards Lakhimpur Kheri!"
# Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
Before the meeting, he said, "Priyanka Gandhi is arrested so it's necessary to meet Rahul Gandhi. If the law is equal for everyone then why Priyanka Gandhi is in jail and the minister is roaming free."
# Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi leaves from Chandigarh for New Delhi to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah
"The three farm laws should be repealed at the earliest and incidents like this (Lakhimpur Kheri) need to be stopped. I will discuss this issue with him (Union Home Minister Amit Shah) in today's meeting," says Channi.
# A petition is filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs and police to register FIR and "punish the ministers" involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident during farmers' protest in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.
The plea filed by two lawyers also seeks setting up of high-level judicial inquiry under the supervision of the Supreme Court involving CBI in the stipulated time.
# Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir along with party workers stage a protest in Srinagar, against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's detention.
# Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel denied permission to leave Lucknow airport and meet party leader Priyanka Gandhi Varda. The Congress general secretary is under detention at Sitapur.
# On Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's detention, senior party leader P Chidambaram says, "It's completely illegal and utterly shameful. She was arrested at 4:30 am, before sunrise by a male police officer. She is not been taken to a judicial magistrate so far yet," says Chidambaram.
He adds that several provisions of the law have been violated. "The law and order seems to have a different meaning in Uttar Pradesh. Law means, Adityanath's law & order means Adityanath's order. It's a gross violation of her constitutional rights," Chidambaram says.
# An FIR was registered against 11 people including Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Deependra Hooda and Ajay Kumar Lallu for disturbing peace, says SHO Hargaon Police Station, Sitapur district.
# MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni says he and his son were not present at the spot when the incident happened. "We have evidence to prove that neither I nor my son were present at spot. We are ready to face any investigating agency. Culprits, who have planned this incident won't be spared," the minister says.
"We aren't aware of the how incident happened. Based on the information and video, it's visible that the driver was killed after being pulled out of the car. If it were my son, he'd have been dead. It's impossible to get out of a place where car ran over people amid gathering of thousands," Teni adds.
# NCP chief Sharad Pawar demands a sitting Supreme COurt judge to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. "We want that a sitting SC judge should investigate Lakhimpur incident instead of a retired HC judge so that truth can come out. The government is suppressing farmers' voices but they will not succeed. We're with farmers and we will take every step to solve their problems," says Pawar.
# CNN-IBN accessed details of Post-mortem reports. Farmers died of haemorrhage, injury marks found on body. No bullet wounds on bodies of farmers.
# Congress workers break barriers, raise slogans in Sitapur as party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra remains under detention at a city guest house. She was detained yesterday while she was on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri.
# Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi questions PM Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to Uttar Pradesh.
# Congress supporters continue to protest outside PAC guest house in Sitapur where party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is detained.
# Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweets in support of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
# Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday condemned the killing of four farmers in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and accused the Uttar Pradesh government of being an "accomplice" in this gruesome crackdown.
# RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Monday condemned the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh that left eight people dead and appealed to people to maintain peace saying the country faces various threats to its security and unity.
# The Congress in Karnataka on Monday demanded resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking responsibility for the death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in violence.
# Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impress upon the Uttar Pradesh government to take firm steps in ensuring justice to the victim families of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. A memorandum in this regard was submitted to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit
# Delhi Congress and IYC workers on Monday staged a demonstration near the BJP headquarters and outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan to protest the violent clash in Lakhimpur Kheri that left four farmers dead and detention of their leader Priyanka Gandhi.
# Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday launched a frontal attack on the BJP governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, terming the incident as a "blot on humanity".
# Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and his deputy Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday were denied permission to visit Lakhimpur Kheri by the Uttar Pradesh government
# West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday attacked BJP governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh over the death of farmers during a protest , claiming that "autocracy" prevails in the country and "killing Raj" is going on in that state.
# Punjab Congress MLAs Detained: Uttar Pradesh Police today detained Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randahawa and other Congress MLAs for protesting at the UP-Haryana border against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident.
# Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sits on a hunger strike after being detained in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur while she was en route to Lakhimpur Kheri, her party says. Gandhi and other Congress leaders accompanying her, including Deepender Hooda, had reached the Lakhimpur border in the morning but were not allowed to meet the families of the farmers who died in the violence during a protest a day earlier, the party alleged. "Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has been arrested. She is on hunger strike. Congressmen are protesting. The government will have to bow to our demands. Voice for justice will be raised with more strength," the UP Congress tweets.
# Members of Women Congress, All India Kisan Sabha and All India Democratic Women's Association staged a protest outside UP Bhawan in Delhi today.
# Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu during protest by the Congress party in Chandigarh.
# Punjab: Farmers in Ludhiana held a protest over Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
# AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. "I'll be visiting Lakhimpur Kheri to show solidarity with the people who've been murdered by the Union Minister's son. It's a heinous crime. It's high time, the Modi government should withdraw the three farm laws and he should remove this Minister," he says.
# Congress stage protest over Lakhimpur Kheri incident lead by AICC General Secy Harish Rawat in Dehradun today.
# Deployment of two companies each of RAF and SSB will continue in Lakhimpur Kheri till October 6, as per an order by the Union Home Ministry.
# MoS Home Ajay Mishra Teni says allegations against his son are baseless. "BJP workers were attacked and killed with sticks and swords. Videos show some attackers asked our workers to say that I had asked them to mow down farmers. Allegations against my son are totally baseless. Had he been there, he would have been killed," the minister says.
He adds, "I demand that Rs 50 lakhs be given to the families of each BJP worker who were killed yesterday. The matter should be investigated either by CBI, SIT or by a sitting/retired judge and strict action be taken against the culprits."
# Leaders of political parties have not been allowed to visit the district because Section 144 of CrPC is in place. However, members of farmer unions are allowed to come here: ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar
# The UP government will give Rs 45 lakh & a government job to the families of 4 farmers who died in Lakhimpur Kheri yesterday. The injured will be given Rs 10 lakhs. FIR will be registered based on farmers' complaint. Retired high court judge will probe the matter: ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar
# Aam Aadmi Party delegation led by Punjab Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema along with Raghav Chadha, Kultar Sandhwa and Baljinder Kaur to leave for Lakhimpur Kheri today, says the party.
#A day after a violent clash in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri left four farmers dead, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said farmers will win this fight for justice. On Priyanka Gandhi Vadra being allegedly stopped from meeting victims of the violence in Uttar Pradesh, the former Congress chief said those in power fear her courage.
# AAP MP Sanjay Singh was stopped by police in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur when he was en route to Lakhimpur Kheri in the early hours of Monday, a day after eight people died as violence erupted during a farmers' protest there. The AAP leader was stopped by the police and the local administration at Biswan in Sitapur around 2.30 am while going to Lakhimpura Kheri to meet the family members of the farmers killed in the violence, the party says.
# Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal says those responsible for the incident should be arrested. "I strongly condemn the incident. Those responsible should be arrested and an inquiry should be initiated. We're sending a delegation (to Lakhimpur Kheri). The situation is getting worse but the Central government doesn't understand the emotions of farmers," he adds.
# Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, who was on his way to Lakhimpur Kheri, detained by Lucknow Police at Engineering College Chauraha.
# The Punjab government's Civil Aviation director writes to UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi, informing him that CM Charanjit Singh Channi wants to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. He seeks permission for the landing of the CM's chopper.
# Haryana: Farmers undertake protest march in Ambala over the death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri
# Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh says the incident is under investigation. "We're taking the matter seriously and it is under investigation. The CM has said that culprits will be punished. Opposition is using the incident for political tourism and political competition as polls are around the corner."
# The Uttar Pradesh government writes to Punjab chief secretary urging not to let anyone from the state go to Lakhimpur Kheri where Section 144 of CrPC was imposed following death of 8 people in violence on Sunday.
# Police detain Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav outside his residence where he staged a sit-in protest after being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri
# Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel hits out at the Uttar Pradesh government. "Why are people being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur Kheri? Section 144 has been imposed in Lakhimpur Kheri then why isn't one allowed to land in Lucknow? Do people no longer have rights in UP? Does one need a visa to visit UP?" asks Bhupesh Baghel.
"The way farmers have been treated shows their mentality. It shows that if you stand against them, you will be crushed," adds Bhupesh Baghel.
# Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav stage a sit-in protest outside his residence after police stopped him from going to Lakhimpur Kheri
"Even Britishers would not have committed the kind of atrocities this government is committing against farmers. MoS Home Ajay Mishra and Deputy CM (Keshav Prasad Maurya) should resign. Rs 2 crore and a government job should be given to next of kin of the farmers who died," says Yadav.
# Due to the closure of National Highway 24 and National Highway 9 by Ghaziabad Police regarding protesters, Delhi Traffic Police advises commuters going to Ghaziabad from Sarai Kale Khan to take alternate route.
# Farmers lodge complaint against Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni and his son Ashish Mishra Teni in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri over yesterday's incident.
# Police force deployed outside former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav's residence at Vikramaditya Marg ahead of his scheduled visit to Lakhimpur Kheri where 8 people including 4 farmers died in clashes yesterday.