Senior Congress Leader Kapil Sibal on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the Lahimpur Kheri incident and said he was required only “one word of sympathy.” In his tweet, Sibal said, “The horror of Lakhimpur Heri. Modi ji why are you silent? We only need one word of sympathy from you. It doesn’t have to be difficult! “
“If you were in opposition, how would you react? Please tell us, ”MP Rajya Sabha said.
Earlier this week, Sibal called on the Supreme Court to take suo motu action against the violence in Lahimpur Kheri. He later thanked the Chief Justice of India after the Supreme Court reviewed the incident and said that the courts in India are temples of justice that can restore the faith of the silent.
Four farmers were hit by an SUV in Lakhimpur Heri when a group opposing the Center’s three new farming laws demonstrated against the visit of UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Two BJP officers and a driver were beaten to death by angry demonstrators, while a local journalist was also killed in the violence.
UP police on Thursday made the first arrests in the Lahimpur Kheri riots, detaining two people and summoning the son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, the accused, Ashish Mishra, for questioning.