Considering the upcoming festivals as well as farmers’ protests, the Uttar Pradesh Police has cancelled all types of leaves of its staff till October 18. An order in this connection was issued by Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar on Sunday, which reads: “In view of upcoming festivals and proposed programmes of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Uttar Pradesh Police cancels all types of leaves of the staff till October 18. Leave from Headquarters will be allowed during this period only for unavoidable reasons. This order with immediate effect will be effective
conversely, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called the farmers to attend ‘Antim Ardas’ on October 12 at Tikonia in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh, in view of the violence that took place here last Sunday in which eight people including four farmers lost their lives
notably, the whole country is celebrating the festival of Navratri. Durga Puja pandals are being set up at various places during Navratri. Ramlila is also being staged. In the light of the festivals, overcrowding is set to increase in temples, Durga Puja pandals, Ramlilas, markets and public places.
Samyukt Kisan Morcha also appealed for candle marches on the evening of October 12. The nationwide protest programme also includes burning the effigies of the BJP government symbolised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and local leaders on the occasion of Dussehra, on October 15. A “Rail Roko” protest will be organised across the country on October 18 from 10 am to 4 pm.