‘Will Continue Fighting’: Kin of Deceased, Farmers Decry Ashish Mishra’s Bail

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  • Pawan Kashyap, brother of journalist Raman Kashyap reacts to Mishra's bail.
  • Raman Kashyap died in the alleged killings that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri.
  • Mishra was granted interim bail on Thursday.

Reacting to Mishra’s bail on the day UP goes to the polls, Pawan Kashyap, brother of journalist Raman Kashyap who was killed in the violence said, “We will continue fighting. Just because he was granted bail, it does not mean that the case is closed and that he is free” He claimed that the High Court did not listen to their appeal and dismissed the application for their re-hearing after the first virtual session was abruptly terminated.

 He added, “In the elections, the people will give them a hard answer. The government is scared that they will not be able to manipulate the case if the power changes after the elections. That’s why they decided to grant him bail at the last moment before the elections.”

The All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha said in a statement on Thursday, “This judgement is not only a gross miscarriage of justice, it has shaken the faith and confidence of the nation in expecting justice from courts of law in matters when people in power commit Barbaric crimes on people with support from the police.”

Mishra was arrested on October 7 and had been in prison since October 10. He was granted interim relief by the Allahabad court on Thursday.

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