Lakhimpur Unrest: Navjot Sidhu, Punjab Cabinet Ministers Detained on UP Border

Sidhu threatened to go on hunger strike if action is not taken against the minister's son by Friday, 8 October.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Mohali: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, with supporters, marches towards Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district, 7 October.</p></div>

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, along with Cabinet ministers and leaders, was detained on Thursday, 7 October, on the Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border in Saharanpur as they were heading towards Lakhimpur Kheri where nine people were killed in violence that erupted during farmers' protests on Sunday, 3 October.

They have been staging a sit-in protest at the border.

The leaders have been demanding the arrest of Union Minister Ajay Kumar Misra's son Ashish Misra in connection with the death of farmers in Lakhimpur on Sunday.

Sidhu threatened to go on hunger strike if action was not taken against the minister's son by Friday.

He was accompanying Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa and Cabinet ministers Pargat Singh and Vijay Inder Singla, besides former ministers Balbir Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Kangar, Sunder Shyam Arora and other leaders.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi also joined Sidhu for a brief period when the vehicular march started in the morning from Mohali.

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