Lakhimpur violence: UP govt sets one-man enquiry commission

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Avanish Kumar Awasthi has on Thursday said that an enquiry commission headed by a retired high court judge will be set up to probe the Lakhimpur violence issue and it will submit its report to the government within two months.

An event was to be held on October 3 in the village of Union Minister Ajay Mishra near Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh. Where farmers staged a black flag protest against BJP leaders attending the event.
The police carried out a lathi charge in order to disperse the protesters.

But as the protesting farmers refused to disperse, the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, who was there in a car, allegedly rammed the car against the crowd of ryots.

As a result, 4 farmers died on the spot. Then a major violence erupted between the farmers and the BJP. A total of 9 people, including 4 BJP members and a journalist, were tragically killed in the violence. The incident caused great consternation across the country.

The Supreme Court has come forward to take up a suo-motu cognizance of the Lakhimpur violence. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana is hearing the case today. Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli are also part of the three-judge bench set to hear the matter.

In this context, it is noteworthy that the state government has announced a one-man commission to inquire into the Lakhimpur incident.

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