Amritsar residents hold candle march against Lakhimpur violence

Amritsar residents hold candle march against Lakhimpur violence

Residents of the holy city take out a candle march to pay tributes to farmers who lost their lives in Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the Army personnel martyred in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 12

Expressing their anguish over the brutal killing of farmers in the Lakhimpur area of Uttar Pradesh by the Union Minister’s son, residents of the holy city today took out a candle march to pay tributes to them and also sought removal of the minister for an impartial probe.

They also paid rich tributes to five jawans who attained martyrdom during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

The march was took out by the farmers’ group of the holy city and children and women were also seen holding banners. The march ended at Gumtala on the airport road. Farmer activist Gurdev Singh Mahal, Sikander Singh Gill and others said on one hand, the BJP government was ‘killing’ the farmers, on the other hand, their sons were laying down their lives for the country.

They pointed out that the movement of farmers would not only cancel three farm laws enacted by the BJP government, but also expose its corporate and privatisation policies that have been hitting people very hard. They said on October 15, during Dasehra festival, farmers would burn effigies of BJP leaders.

Ardas held for slain farmers

Amritsar: After paying homage to farmers, who were killed at Lakhimpur Kheri, at the Akal Takht on Tuesday, activists of the Khalra Mission Organisation (KMO) sought that its probe be handed over to the Amnesty International. A delegation of the KMO called upon Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to declare the attack on farmers as a terrorist attack. Jagdeep Singh Randhawa, a leader of the KMO, sought the arrest of Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra. They also sought repeal of all three controversial laws on farming and claimed that they were passed to hand over agriculture to corporate houses. — TNS

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