Bandh in Maharashtra over Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

Maharashtra today has observed Bandh over Lakhimpur Kheri violence case in which nine people were killed and several others were injured.

Maharashtra today has observed Bandh over Lakhimpur Kheri violence case in which nine people were killed and several others were injured. Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) a ruling alliance of the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena have called a statewide bandh today. 

The MVA allies have urged people to fully support the bandh, in order to protest against the Lakhimpur kheri violence case. MVA has said that there will be no disruption in the essential services. Meanwhile, Farmers have also extended their support in the bandh today.

Eight buses were vandalized this morning in Dharavi, Mankhurd, Shivaji Nagar, Charkop, Oshiwara, Deonar and Inorbit Mall. Whereas train services were remained unaffected till now. According to Mumbai Police, security has been deployed, with 3 companies of SRPF, 500 Home Guards, and 700 men from Local Arms units.

Earlier today, Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut have said, that Shiv Sena would join the bandh in full force. He added, that it was important to awaken the public against the ‘’anti-farm’’ policies of the central government. 

Meanwhile, BJP has opposed the bandh today, BJP leader Ashish Shelar said, ‘’Sena has always opposed the development. They had indirectly supported the mill workers strike in 1980s, opposed key development projects including airports in Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg, coastal road and now observing bandh when people are distressed because of Covid lockdown". 

Ashish Mishra was earlier sent to 14-day judicial custody hours after being questioned by the SIT. It is said that, Uttar Pradesh Police will seek custody of Ashish Mishra. He had appeared before the SIT after two summons and a hearing in the Supreme Court. 

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