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Five Farmers killed during protest in Mandsaur

Five Farmers killed during protest in Mandsaur
Written by Pallavi Parmar

At least five farmers were killed and several injured during the protest in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district on Tuesday. Farmers were protesting and demanding for the better prices in the drought-ravaged region which recorded a farmers suicide in every five hours in 2016-2017. In this protest, Police opened up the fire in which five were killed. Today twitter overflowed with farmers massacre hashtags blaming BJP government for this killing of farmers.

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Politics strengthen after the killing of five farmers during protests. The Congress party countering BJP and twitted that “BJP has failed to fulfill any of their promises. That is why they are resorting to lies & excuses”. They are targeting the three years of Modi government. Congress further said that is this how the Shivraj Chouhan government responds to farmers demand? and wrote a fair price met with death. And also the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi scheduled the visit to Mandsaur after this incident.

Whereas the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Chouhan announced that the family of the farmers who was killed in protests will receive Rs. 10 lakh in compensation and injured will receive 1 lakh. He also expressed his views and appealed everyone to maintain peace today. He twitted “I appeal to my fellow brothers to maintain peace. I am deeply pained by the turn of events today.I stand by families in this hour of grief.”

Mandasaur situation remains tense as the agitation spread further and angry farmers ransacked a police outpost. The local administration has imposed a curfew on Pipalia town. According to the reports, agitators have set vehicles on fire. They were agitating for higher returns for the last six days. The firing incident took place yesterday around 1 pm. And to stop disseminating information on the social media, the government of the Madhya Pradesh shut down the internet services in three districts.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.