Rail Roko Andolan:
The Smyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for a six-hour nationwide 'Rail Roko Andolan' protest on Monday demanding the removal of Union Minister of State (MoS) Ajay Mishra Teni from the Union Cabinet. On Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM, protestors from the farmer organizations will jam the railway track. Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra Teni has been arrested in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.
At the same time, the police and administration have also issued an alert regarding the security arrangements during this period. Lucknow Police has stated that the police will take action against those who will take part in the 'Rail Roko Andolan' of the farmers' organization. 144 CrPC has also been imposed in the district and NSA will be imposed if anyone tries to disrupt normalcy.
At the bahadurgarh Railway Station of Haryana, Border Security Force has been deployed in the wake of Rail Roko Andolan. The DSP of Bahadurgarh has informed that the Farmers have called for Rail Roko from 10am in morning to 4pm in evening and hence, the security forces have been deployed and the protest will be under strict surveillance.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Samyukt Kisan Morcha said that in the Lakhimpur Kheri massacre case, the demand for immediate arrest of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra will be raised so that justice can be secured in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. According to the program announced for this, rail services will be disrupted on 18th October. It has been said on behalf of the farmers' organizations that the rail roko protest will remain peaceful without damaging the railway property.
Balbir Rajewal, a member of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha Coordination Committee, told that Ajay Mishra and his son, Ashish Mishra are the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri murder case. If strict action is not taken against them, the trains will be stopped. The Morcha said that he promoted hatred, enmity, and communal enmity between Hindus and Sikhs in his speeches, and their vehicles were used to crush peaceful protesters.
It must be noted that a total of eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha had alleged that Ashish Mishra, son of MoS Teni, shot one farmer while the others were crushed by his vehicles. Teni, however, denied the allegations, saying that his son was not present at the scene, while, Ashish repeated the same and denied the allegations of SKM. So far three people including Ashish Mishra have been arrested in the case.