The Chronicle



LUCKNOW: At least eight people were killed in northern India after clashes broke out at a farmers’ protest, in a deadly escalation of their year-long campaign against controvers­ial agricultur­e laws.

The farmers had gathered for a demonstrat­ion in Uttar Pradesh state’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, where the junior home affairs minister Ajay Mishra and the state’s deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had been due to visit.

Farmer groups claimed Mr Mishra’s son was in a car in the minister’s convoy, or was driving it, when the vehicle ran over four protesters, killing them.

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