Protests and Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada

South Asians in Canada's British Columbia protest against the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district and demand justice for the victims’ families and the arrests of those involved

Protests and Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada
Protesters' rally against Lakhimpur Kheri violence outside the Indian Visa and Passport Application Center in Surrey 

Indian-origin lawmakers in Canada and the UK have strongly criticized the killing of at least eight people, including four farmers, at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on October 3, portraying that the farmers’ protests still remain to be a political lightning rod among the diaspora.

At least four farmers taking part in rallies against agricultural and farm laws were killed by a jeep, sparking a riot. Four more people were murdered, including two BJP workers and a journalist, Raman Kashyap, in what seemed to be confrontations after the car drove over the farmers. There is, however, no official account of the deaths of the four others.