Seven people booked in Uttar Pradesh for burning effigies of PM, CM

Seven people booked in Uttar Pradesh for burning effigies of PM, CM

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 19 OCT: Days after the farmers burnt effigies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Adityanath Yogi regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, an FIR was lodged on Tuesday against seven people for burning effigies of PM and UP CM, police said.

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The farmer outfits burnt multi-headed Ravana-like effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pinned with faces of Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath under a national call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a national-level collective of farmer unions.

The effigies read out in Hindi: “I am Narendra Modi, I am anti-farmer.” As it burnt, slogans were raised against the government, demanding the repeal of three contentious farm laws and a law guaranteeing Minimum Support Price (MSP).

The action was taken after some videos went viral on social media in which some persons were seen burning effigies of the PM and the CM, they said.

Taking note of the videos, the police have lodged an FIR against seven people under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for violating official orders.

The police are trying to trace the offenders.

Budaun’s Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) Praveen Singh Chauhan said the video is of Gidhaul village in Musajhag area apparently shot on October 16.

After taking their cognisance, the FIR was registered at Musajhag police station.

The accused included a Bhartiya Kisan Union leader.

Meanwhile, to prevent farmers from burning effigies, more than 100 farmers leaders have been allegedly put under house arrest in Meerut, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Agra, Etawah, Rampur, Sitapur and other districts.

Choudhary Savit Malik, president of Kisan Union, who claimed to be put under house arrest ahead of SKM’s call to burn effigies, claimed that dictatorship, not democracy prevailed in the country, with farmers being “systematically attacked” by the state.

Tags: #NarendraModi #AdityanathYogi #FarmersBurntEffigies #UttarPradesh #Lakhimpur

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