Lakhimpur Kheri Violence News Updates: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that a confusion led to the listing of Lakhimpur Kheri violence as a suo motu cognisance while it was taken up on basis of a letter written by two advocates. Asking the petitioner lawyers to be present for the hearing, the court said that the matter will be taken up later today. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli is hearing the case.
Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, along with other Congress leaders, met the grieving families of the farmers who died in the violence on Sunday. The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday allowed the Congress leaders to visit the violence-hit district after initially saying no, and also released Vadra from three days of preventive detention. An AAP delegation also met the affected families in Lakhimpur on Wednesday.