Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: What happened so far?text_fields
A violent clash between farmers and BJP workers in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh on October 3 2021 claimed eight lives of which four were farmers and the rest, BJP workers. The incident took place ahead of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit. On Monday, protests were held all over Uttar Pradesh.
Images of cars and other vehicles being set ablaze by an angry mob dotted the internet. While many opposition party members tried to reach the spot, they were blocked and detained.
How did the events roll out at Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday? Why did clashes break out between farmers and BJP workers in the first place? What happened so far?