The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers' unions, is holding Mahapanchayat in Lucknow today to press for a law guaranteeing MSP and the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. People in thousands have gathered in Mahapanchayat at Eco Garden in Lucknow on Monday, 22 November.
On Tuesday night, Chand Mian, father of Altaf had demanded that police answer how Altaf had died. “Police told me they suspected my son in the case and wanted to question him. I handed my son to the police, who came to my house. When I went to the station, they turned me back. After 24 hours, police say my son hanged himself. It was the police that hanged my son”
Traditionally, the business community has always seen fewer such deaths when compared to farmers. During the pandemic, and the resultant lockdowns, small businesses and traders suffered heavily, with many being forced to down shutters or default on loans.
Residents of a slum in northwest Delhi have alleged that the Delhi Police raided their slum on the night of 2nd November. The slum dwellers of Budh Vihar claim that the cops beat up men, women and children in their homes, called them Bangladeshis, and then broke the CCTV cameras in the locality.