The farmers parked their tractors on the side of highways and demanded to exclude agriculture from the WTO agreement and implement a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP).
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered the invoking of the National Security Act (NSA) against Noor Alam and Javed Siddiqui. The duo is accused of setting on fire some houses of Dalits in the Jaunpur district.
Yesterday, the CM had directed the concerned police officials to book all the accused under the NSA and take action against the Station House Officer (SHO).
He also directed the district officials to provide houses to the Dalits whose houses had been destroyed in the incident. The state government’s social welfare department will also give a compensation of Rs one lakh each.
The incident is of June 9 when a series of houses in the Sarai Khwaja locality had been burnt down following a dispute over plucking mangoes from an orchard.
As per the reports, seven persons were injured in the incident.