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MP Farmers’ Protest: CM Announces New Fund; AAP to Visit Mandsaur

Five farmers killed in Mandsaur; Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan accuses Congress of instigating violence.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress party activists burn effigy of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)
Snapshot
  • Five farmers were killed as protests turned violent in MP’s Mandsaur on Tuesday
  • CM Shivraj Chouhan appeals for peace, says govt will implement demands
  • Curfew imposed in the district, mobile internet services suspended
  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Mandsaur on Thursday
  • Instances of violence reported in Ujjain, Dewas, Neemuch and Sehore
  • Central forces deployed in Mandsaur
  • Aam Aadmi Party delegation to visit Mandsaur on Friday
  • Students, farmers protest outside Madhya Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi
2:50 AM , 08 Jun

Trains Passing Through Mandsaur Diverted

As tension prevailed in Mandsaur district of western Madhya Pradesh which is on boil due to the farmers' agitation, rail traffic through Mandsaur station today came to a halt.

The district remained tense following the death of five farmers in alleged police firing on Tuesday.

Some trains passing via Mandsaur have been cancelled and others diverted.
Jitendra Kumar Jayant, Senior PRO, Western Railways’ Ratlam Division 
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2:50 AM , 08 Jun

AAP Delegation to Visit Mandsaur

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condemned the death of farmers in alleged police firing at Mandsaur and accused the BJP-ruled state government of going back on its poll promises for the agriculture sector.

A five-member delegation of the AAP will visit the farmers in Mandsaur on 9 June, Gopal Rai, convenor of the party's Delhi unit, said.

The delegations consists of senior party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Somnath Bharti, Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh. The leaders will interact with the farmers there.

The Madhya Pradesh government is responsible for the killing of the farmers. The farmers were agitating for their demands that were nothing but promises of the BJP in the elections.

The party has demanded immediate arrest of officials who allegedly opened fire on the agitating farmers, besides waiver of loans of the farmers in the state.

2:50 AM , 08 Jun

Students, Farmers Protest at Madhya Pradesh Bhawan

Students and farmers' organisations today protested in front of the Madhya Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi, demanding a judicial enquiry into the killings of six farmers.

The protesters – including members of the JNU Students' Union and the All India Kisan Sabha – demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the dead and Rs 5 lakh for those who were injured in the incident on Tuesday.

The incident is a continuation of the attitude of the government in indulging in violence instead of listening to the voices of the farmers.
Memorandum to Resident Commissioner of MP

Loan waivers and the immediate suspension of police authorities responsible for the act were some of the other demands of the protesters.

The agriculture (sector) is deteriorating and the government seems to be insensitive about the issue.
Mohit Kumar Pandey, JNUSU President

All India Kisan Sabha leader Hannan Mollah also took part in the protest.

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6:10 PM , 07 Jun

Anti-riots Personnel Sent to MP

Centre has sent 1,100 anti-riots police personnel to Mandsaur. It has also sought a detailed report over Tuesday's violence and steps taken by the state government to bring back normalcy in the violence-hit area.

According to ANI, the Centre has sent five additional battalions of paramilitary forces while five battalions were already deployed.


Published: 07 Jun 2017, 10:39 AM IST
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