Farmers protest out of hand from Farmers to political parties, Nihangs

New Delhi: In the matter of finding the dead body identified as Lakhbir Singh on Friday near the protest site of farmers in Kundli of Sonipat district in Haryana, a clarification has been given by the United Kisan Morcha. United Kisan Morcha has condemned this brutal murder. The Morcha says that both sides of this incident i.e. this Nihang group/group or the deceased person has no relation with the United Kisan Morcha.

The Kisan Ekta Morcha said, “SKM Statement on Singhu Incident:

SKM condemns this gruesome killing. SKM is against sacrilege of any religious text or symbol, but that does not give anyone the right to take the law into their own hands.

This peaceful and democratic movement is opposed to violence in any form.”

The Morcha said that we are against the sacrilege of any religious text or symbol, but on this basis, no person or group is allowed to take the law into their own hands. We demand that after investigating the charge of conspiracy of murder and sacrilege, the guilty should be punished as per law.

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A Nihang group from the spot itself has claimed responsibility for this incident. It said that this was done because of an attempt on the part of that person to sacrilege the Sarbaloh book. It is reported that this deceased was with the same group for some time.

Despite all this, this is not the first case when the news of such a criminal incident has come to the fore from the protest site of the farmers' movement on the Singhu border. In April this year, a girl from West Bengal, who came here to take part in the movement, was raped. The victim girl had died on April 30. In the month of March itself, there was an incident of firing at the picket site. In the midst of all these incidents, the Kisan Morcha cannot escape its responsibility by blaming the Nihangs for this incident. At least they have to answer these questions.

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Question number 1- Murder happens at the protest site, no one even knows about it?

A man is brutally murdered on the Singhu border and no one is aware, in spite of the hundreds of farmers and protesters who gathered at the protest site. How can this be possible? The United Kisan Morcha has no answer to this question. After all, a man is brutally murdered and nobody finds out.

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Question 2- If the Nihang group is not with you then what are they doing there?

Blaming others by the Kisan Morcha after the murder of the person does not end the matter. The question is that if the United Front is saying that the Nihang group is not with us, and then what are they doing at the dharna site. If he is not with the group then who has given him permission to stay at the dharna site. Earlier, videos of violence of Nihangs had surfaced during clashes with the police.

Question 3- Whose responsibility is it to maintain peace and order?

The Kisan Morcha, which is agitating for the withdrawal of agricultural laws, repeatedly reiterates the talk of peaceful agitation. In contrast, incidents of violence have been coming to the fore from the protest site. From rape to open firing, the talk of peaceful agitation becomes completely meaningless. If there is violence at the protest site even after maintaining peace in the court, then whose responsibility is it? In such a situation, the question arises whether the Kisan Morcha can escape from this moral responsibility?

Question 4- Haven't learned lessons from the events that happened earlier?

There have been incidents of violence on the Singhu border in the past as well. On January 31 this year, there was an incident of violence on the border. The local residents were troubled by the daily problems and had to reach to clear the border. The situation became such that in view of the security, the internet facility in the area had to be completely shut down. In March this year, there was an incident of air firing near the Singhu border. The agitating farmers claimed that the incident took place during the langar. Now the question arises that why farmers organizations are not taking lessons from repeated incidents of violence like this.

Question 5- Now what will Tikait say on this?

About a week ago, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait had said on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident that he does not consider those who killed BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh as criminals. The reason is that they only reacted to the protesters driving SUVs. Now, what will Tikait say about the murder on the Singhu border?

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Ashwin Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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