Navjot Sidhu ends his ‘silent protest’ after minister’s son Ashish Mishra turns up for questioning

The Punjab Congress chief, who began his 'maun dharna' from 6.15 pm on Friday outside the home of local journalist Ram Kashyap in Nighasan tehsil, ends it around 11.30 am on Saturday

Lakhimpur Kheri, October 9

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu ended his "silent protest" on Saturday after the minister's son Ashish Mishra turned up for questioning.

The Punjab Congress chief began his 'maun dharna' from 6.15 pm on Friday outside the home of local journalist Ram Kashyap in Nighasan tehsil. The protest came to an end around 11.30 am on Saturday. Kashyap had also died in the incident on October 3.

Navjot Singh Sidhu on his 'silent protest'.

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Lakhimpur Kheri tragedy hardens battle lines

Speaking to reporters after ending his fast, Sidhu said, "This is the victory of truth. A person may be a king, but no one is bigger than justice. If there is justice, there is 'shaasan' (governance), and if there is no justice, there is 'kushaasan' (misgovernance). This is the victory of the families of farmers. The family of Lovpreet Singh and the family of Raman Kashyap."

Lovepreet Singh of Palia village of Lakhimpur is among the four farmers who died in the violence at Lakhimpur Kheri. PTI

Also read: Samyukt Kisan Morcha demands dismissal and arrest of Union minister Ajay Mishra and arrest of son Ashish

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