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Lakhimpur violence: Farmer’s kin cremate body after 2nd autopsy

With this, the bodies of all the four farmers who died in the incident have been cremated, officials said.
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct. 4, 2021: Family members of farmers gather to mourn their death as eight people including farmers were killed in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday October 04, 2021. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct. 4, 2021: Family members of farmers gather to mourn their death as eight people including farmers were killed in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday October 04, 2021. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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By Shariq Rais Siddiqui

Lakhimpur violence: Congress delegation meets families after visit furore

Throughout the day, farm groups protested against Union minister of state for home, Ajay Mishra Teni, who owned the car that allegedly mowed down four farmers on Sunday, and his son Ashish Mishra, who was booked for murder and criminal conspiracy.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet the family of deceased farmer Lovepreet who lost his life in Lakhimpur Kheri incidence, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. (ANI)
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meet the family of deceased farmer Lovepreet who lost his life in Lakhimpur Kheri incidence, in Lakhimpur Kheri on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 04:47 AM IST
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By Chandan Kumar, Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur Kheri

Shiv Sena heaps praise on Priyanka Gandhi, says she has ‘same fire’ as Indira

  • Shiv Sena, a former ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for detaining Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while she was on her way to meet the family members of the victims of Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the UP police didn’t serve her any order or notice and no copy of the FIR was shared with her.(PTI Photo/File)
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that the UP police didn’t serve her any order or notice and no copy of the FIR was shared with her.(PTI Photo/File)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lakhimpur victims speak out as car hitting crowd and violence videos go viral

Farmer protestors injured in Lakhimpur Kheri incident recount what they saw
Farmer protestors injured in Lakhimpur Kheri incident recount what they saw
Published on Oct 06, 2021 02:20 PM IST
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Locals say video evidence proves gruesome episode

“It all happened in front of me…my father was knocked down by the vehicle. I tried to hold him but couldn’t do anything,” said Singh. He said the car --- a Mahindra Thar that ran over his father from behind -- was part of the cavalcade of Ashish Mishra, the son of Union minster Ajay Mishra Teni.
Family members perform last rites of Daljeet Singh, one of the farmers killed.(HT Photo)
Family members perform last rites of Daljeet Singh, one of the farmers killed.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 03:54 AM IST
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By Chandan Kumar, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Punjab chief minister meets Amit Shah, condemns violence in Lakhimpur Kheri

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi , who called on Union home minister Amit Shah at the latter’s residence in Delhi on Tuesday evening, conveyed his deep anguish over the tragic incident
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi also sought the Union home minister’s personal intervention to resolve the farmers’ imbroglio by repealing the farm laws that have led to protests. (HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi also sought the Union home minister’s personal intervention to resolve the farmers’ imbroglio by repealing the farm laws that have led to protests. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 02:51 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh

Modi in Lucknow: World is looking at India’s success

PM Modi accused the previous Samajwadi Party government of causing hurdles in the implementation of the central housing scheme, adding that the people in Uttar Pradesh will not forget such acts. The state goes to the polls early next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Exhibition Area at the inauguration of the ‘Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Exhibition Area at the inauguration of the ‘Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape’ Conference-cum-Expo, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 04:15 AM IST
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By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Lakhimpur violence: Opposition keeps up heat; case against 11 leaders

On Tuesday, state police prevented Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel from leaving the Lucknow airport, prompting the Congress leader to stage a dharna at the terminal.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel sat on a dharna inside the Lucknow airport after he was denied permission to move out of the airport (HT photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel sat on a dharna inside the Lucknow airport after he was denied permission to move out of the airport (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 01:49 AM IST
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By Umesh Raghuvanshi and Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times, Lucknow/new Delhi

‘Crushed from behind’: Video fuels UP tension

Three farmers were cremated on Tuesday but the family of a fourth demanded a second post-mortem examination, reopening an issue that appeared to have been settled on Monday with the government promising 45 lakh compensation and a judicial enquiry into the killings.
Officials said that the family of one of the dead farmers – Gurvinder Singh -- was not satisfied with the autopsy report and that a re-examination of the body was in progress.(Getty Images | Representational image)
Officials said that the family of one of the dead farmers – Gurvinder Singh -- was not satisfied with the autopsy report and that a re-examination of the body was in progress.(Getty Images | Representational image)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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By Chandan Kumar, Rohit K Singh and Deokant Pandey, Hindustan Times, Lucknow/lakhimpur Kheri

How 3 crore poor families became ‘lakhpati’ under BJP govt, PM Modi explains

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally handed over keys of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U) houses to 75,000 beneficiaries in 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of the 'Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape' Conference-cum-Expo, in Lucknow.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of the 'Azadi@75 - New Urban India: Transforming Urban Landscape' Conference-cum-Expo, in Lucknow.(PTI)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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Lakhimpur incident: No farmer died of bullet injuries, reveals autopsy report

They succumbed to shock, excessive bleeding and haemorrhage caused by anti-mortem injuries, says SN Sabat, officiating ADG (Lucknow Zone)
The body of Gurvinder Singh, who was killed in an incident involving protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, is seen at a mortuary in Lakhimpur. (AFP Photo)
The body of Gurvinder Singh, who was killed in an incident involving protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, is seen at a mortuary in Lakhimpur. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 04:03 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Two days after Lakhimpur Kheri violence, life inches to normal in UP district

News agency PTI reported on Tuesday that regular activities resumed near the Lakhimpur railway station and other market areas where vendors and shops were found to be functioning as usual.
Security personnel were standing vigil at scattered place on the way to Tikonia village on Tuesday, where violence unfolded on Sunday.(PTI Photo. Representative image)
Security personnel were standing vigil at scattered place on the way to Tikonia village on Tuesday, where violence unfolded on Sunday.(PTI Photo. Representative image)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

My son ready to face probe: Union minister Teni on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

  • Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra Teni on Tuesday said his son was innocent and that he was ready to face any investigation in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri clashes.
Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra Teni says his son is innocent and ready to face any investigation in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri clashes.(ANI)
Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra Teni says his son is innocent and ready to face any investigation in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri clashes.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy

Day after clashes, UP hamlet turns fortress

Over 1,000 Sikh farmers and members of farm unions have thronged Tikunia from nearby districts.
One of the vehicles that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them was set ablaze in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
One of the vehicles that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them was set ablaze in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 03:53 AM IST
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By Chandan Kumar, Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Opposition will try to keep up political heat in UP

The UP district has turned into a political battleground, with leaders across parties attacking the BJP over the violence and making attempts to reach the spot to meet families affected by the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav along with party MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav stage a protest, after he was not allowed by the police to go to Lakhimpur, in Lucknow, Monday. (PTI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav along with party MP Prof Ram Gopal Yadav stage a protest, after he was not allowed by the police to go to Lakhimpur, in Lucknow, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:10 AM IST
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By Umesh Raghuvanshi, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

My son was not there... else he would not have survived attack, says Ajay Mishra

The minister’s son, Ashish Mishra, who is facing murder charges, also claimed that the allegations against him are baseless and that he was not present at the scene of the incident in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni dismissed allegations that his son was allegedly driving a vehicle which mowed down several people, including four farmers, in Lakhimpur Kheri district a day ago.
Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni dismissed allegations that his son was allegedly driving a vehicle which mowed down several people, including four farmers, in Lakhimpur Kheri district a day ago.
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:09 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur

UP Police manhandled me, tried to force me into their vehicle: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra told HT, “I tried to walk but they were pushing and shoving. Then they started beating my colleagues, punched one of them several times in the stomach and lifted him up and tried to stuff him into a jeep
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reach to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers' protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Monday. (PTI)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reach to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers' protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 09:09 AM IST
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Section 144, police cordon, bar on landing — UP stops Opposition

On Sunday night, the UP government deployed police and issued orders under section 144 of the Indian Penal Code and stopped Opposition politicians from moving from Lucknow to Lakhimpur Kheri.
Congress workers stage a protest over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, outside Mini Secretariat in Faridabad, on Monday. (PTI)
Congress workers stage a protest over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, outside Mini Secretariat in Faridabad, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:07 AM IST
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By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: College student, farmers among 8 killed in clashes

Two BJP workers, a journalist and a driver were allegedly pulled out of the vehicles and then lynched by angry protesters at Lakhimpuri Kheri on Sunday.
Family members of farmers gather to mourn their death as eight people, including four farmers, were killed in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
Family members of farmers gather to mourn their death as eight people, including four farmers, were killed in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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By Deokant Pandey, Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur

UP turns battleground as admin bars Opposition leaders

Hours after news broke of the clashes on Sunday evening, several Opposition leaders attempted to make their way from Delhi and Lucknow to Tikunia village, roughly 100 km from Lakhimpur district headquarters.
One of the vehicles that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them, was set ablaze by an angry mob in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
One of the vehicles that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them, was set ablaze by an angry mob in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 02:05 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Lakhimpur stir called off as minister’s son booked

Opposition politicians on Monday attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the violence in Tikunia village, where eight people – four of whom were farmers – died on Sunday in the bloodiest clash since protests against three central laws erupted last year.
Farmers gather in Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday.(HT Photo)
Farmers gather in Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 01:58 AM IST
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By Chandan Kumar, Deo Kant Pandey and Rohit K Singh, Hindustan Times, Lakhimpur Kheri/ Lucknow

Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year

Every year thousands of Siberian birds arrive at Sangam and nearby wetlands in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj in November but this time they are back early. These birds increase the beauty of the ghats and tourism and become the centre of tourist attraction
Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)
Prayagraj attracts tourists as Siberian birds flock to Sangam early this year(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Prayagraj (uttar Pradesh) [india]

Delhi Traffic Police divert vehicles due to closure of National Highways 9, 24

In a tweet, the force noted that the highways were closed by the Ghaziabad Traffic Police due to ‘protesters.’
A file photo of the Ghazipur border (HT)
A file photo of the Ghazipur border (HT)
Published on Oct 04, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union min Ajay Mishra's son booked for murder

Samyukt Kisan Morcha issued a statement alleging that one of the four farmers was shot dead by Ajay Mishra Teni's son and others were allegedly run over by the vehicles of his convoy in Lakhimpur Kheri.
A vehicle is set ablaze after violence broke out following a farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri. (PTI Photo)
A vehicle is set ablaze after violence broke out following a farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Opposition looks to corner govt, Yogi vows justice

Several opposition leaders, including those from the Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC), said they will go to Lakhimpur Kheri to meet the families of the deceased.
Eight people were killed as clashes broke out in the region after a car hit protesting farmers, prompting an angry crowd to burn two vehicles and widen their agitation.(ANI)
Eight people were killed as clashes broke out in the region after a car hit protesting farmers, prompting an angry crowd to burn two vehicles and widen their agitation.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 04:49 AM IST
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8 killed as violent protests erupt after convoy hits farmers on stir

The incident was reported minutes before Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya was to visit the area.
A vehicle set ablaze in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.(ANI)
A vehicle set ablaze in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 01:52 AM IST
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By Rohit K Singh, Pankaj Jaiswal and Deo Kant Pandey, Hindustan Times, Lucknow/lakhimpur Kheri

‘Unforgivable, barbaric, cruel’: How politicians reacted to Lakhimpur incident

Several politicians, including Congress general secretary and party Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, and Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel will visit Lakhimpur Kheri tomorrow.
The incident happened earlier in the day at Tikonia-Banbirpur road when the farmers were protesting against the visit of Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in Banbirpur village. (PTI Photo)
The incident happened earlier in the day at Tikonia-Banbirpur road when the farmers were protesting against the visit of Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in Banbirpur village. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 11:29 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lakhimpur incident 'unfortunate', says Yogi Adityanath; promises tough action

  • Violence erupted in the Lakhimpur Kheri district during a farmers' protest when a jeep allegedly ran over protesting farmers, while they were trying to protest against UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Banbirpur village.
A vehicle set ablaze after violence broke out after farmers agitating were allegedly run over by a vehicle in the convoy of a union minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri.(PTI)
A vehicle set ablaze after violence broke out after farmers agitating were allegedly run over by a vehicle in the convoy of a union minister, in Lakhimpur Kheri.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 10:33 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Lakhimpur Kheri: Ajay Mishra says his son was not there in the car

Minister Ajay Mishra termed the incident as conspiracy and said that "some miscreants" from agitating farmers started pelting stones and injured the driver owing to which the car lost its balance.
Vehicles set ablaze after violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.(PTI)
Vehicles set ablaze after violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 03, 2021 09:58 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

'Won’t let this sacrifice go in vain’: Rahul on farmers’ death in Lakhimpur

  • Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said that people were “attacked with vehicles” and “firing was also done” in the incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Sunday regarding farmers' reportedly killed in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri by two SUVs. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Sunday regarding farmers' reportedly killed in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri by two SUVs. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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