OTTAWA – Punjab MPs from Canada and UK have condemned the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in UP where eight people, including, four farmers, were killed on Sunday.
Canadian MP Maninder Sidhu has also tweeted in favour of farmers.
He tweeted “Thinking of the families of those who have been killed and injured during the farmers protest in Lakhimpur Kheri. Many constituents have reached out to express their concerns over this senseless act of violence and the demand for justice. Violence should never be the answer”.
Canadian MLA from BC Rachna Singh tweeted: “I am completely devastated by the news of the brutal killings of four farmers in #Lakhimpur_Kheri India. Farmers have a right to peacefully protest for their rights. They deserve respect and not such barbarity. My condolences to the loved ones of those who lost their lives”.
Canadian MP Randeep S Sarai tweeted: Horrified that eight people, including four farmers, were killed on Sunday as violence erupted during a #FarmersProtest in #LakhimpurKheri. It is with a heavy heart that I extend my deepest condolences to the victim’s families. May those responsible be brought to justice”.
Canadian MP Sonia Sidhu tweeted: “I am left heartbroken after seeing images of the brutal attack at the #FarmersProtest in Lakhimpur Kheri. My constituents are expressing deep concern about the attack and the senseless loss of life. I join Bramptonians’ calls that those responsible are brought to justice”.
UK Punjab MP Tanmanjeet Singh has released a video stating: “Saddened, but also incensed, by deliberate mowing down of peaceful #FarmersProtest activists in #LakhimpurKheri by a convoy of vehicles. Rather than misrepresenting farmers, Indian media needs to treat them fairly and the authorities must deliver justice.”
British MP Debbie Abrahams has also tweeted in favour of farmers by retweeting MP Tanmanjeet Singh’s tweet.
Another Canadian MP Iqwinder Singh Gaheer tweeted: “I’m deeply saddened to learn about the senseless violence directed at protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri. Peaceful protestors should not be targeted. I join those who call on all parties to engage in meaningful dialogue.”
Canadian MP Jasraj Singh Hallan tweeted: “Heartbroken at the news of 4 farmers killed and others injured in Lakhimpur Kheri who were peacefully protesting. Those responsible must be brought to justice #FarmersProtest”