October 21, 2021

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Looks like Hitler era, says Akhilesh after being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur

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Looks like Hitler era, says Akhilesh after being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur
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Looks like Hitler era, says Akhilesh after being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur
Looks like Hitler era, says Akhilesh after being stopped from visiting Lakhimpur

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, along with thousands of party workers, hit the road in support of farmers on Monday.
The protest ended after the former UP CM was arrested for violating prohibitory orders and heading to Lakhimpur.
He was in police custody for almost four hours before being released.
Akhilesh described the police action in Lakhimpur as inhumane and worse than what the Britishers did to protestors in the pre-independence era.
He said the present BJP government in the state was no less than the regime of (Adolf) Hitler, the German dictator.
Akhilesh had last hit the road in solidarity with the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws on December 7, 2020.
He was arrested and detained for several hours back then too.
On Monday, with heavy bandobast in place, authorities had set up a four-layered security cordon around Akhilesh Yadav’s Vikramaditya Marg residence comprising personnel from Rapid Action Force (RAF) in front followed by PAC and local police jawans in the second ring. The third layer consisted of two rows of steel barricading followed by trucks parked in the middle of the road to obstruct any movement of vehicles outside Akhilesh’s residence since Sunday evening.
When stopped by the police, Akhilesh got out of his vehicle and staged a sit-in accompanied by the party’s national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav. While Akhikesh condemned the ruling BJP’s handling of the situation in Lakhimpur and demanded the sacking of minister of state, home, arrest of his son for ‘murder’ of four farmers and Rs 2 crore ex-gratia relief to the kin of each of the farmers killed, Ram Gopal sought chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s resignation for what he described as BJP orchestrated ‘bloodbath’ in Lakhimpur.
“The ruthlessness with which the state government is trying to crush the farmers’ agitation is akin to how similar protests by Indians were handled by the Britishers ruling over India then. The Union home minister had first threatened the farmers and thereafter his son unleashed a reign of terror by knocking off farmers protesting peacefully,” Akhilesh said. He went on to state that the manner in which the government is silencing the voice being raised by the oppressed, it reminds one of how Hitler handled resistance under his dictatorship.
During the six-hour long high voltage drama which started around 8 am with SP workers gathering in large numbers outside the party president’s house following rumours that he has been put under house arrest, SP – workers and police came to blows on several occasions but timely intervention of Akhilesh himself helped contain the situation. Though during the skirmishes that took place between the two, a police jeep parked outside the local Gautum Palli police station was torched, Akhilesh accused the police of setting the vehicle on fire to exert pressure on the SP workers who, he claimed, were ‘protesting peacefully’.
Eventually, Akhilesh and Ram Gopal, along with all their party workers, were arrested and taken to Eco Garden where they were detained for more than four hours before being let off.

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