- Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav and other activists were briefly detained in Ratlam on Sunday
- They were barred from entering Mandsaur to meet the victims’ kin
- Curfew has been lifted in Mandsaur
- CM Shivraj Singh ended his ‘peace’ fast at Dussehra Ground in Bhopal on Sunday
- Another farmer succumbed to injuries in violence-hit Mandsaur on Friday taking the toll to six
- Tension escalated in the district on Tuesday after five farmers were killed in police firing
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his day-old indefinite fast which he started for the restoration of peace in his state rocked by violence during a farmers’ agitation.
He announced a series of decisions aimed at the welfare of the state’s farmers, including buying of all crops on Minimum Support Prices, purchase of milk as per Amul Dairy’s formula, and setting up of farmers markets in Madhya Pradesh to save them from the clutches of middlemen.
The government has decided to set up a Rs 1,000 crore corpus to ensure stabilisation of farm produce prices so as to ensure remunerative prices of crops.
There will be no land acquisition without the consent of affected farmers. Former Chief Minister Kailash Joshi offered coconut water to Chouhan for ending his fast at the Dussehra Maidan.
Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar, Swami Agnivesh Released
Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, social activists Medha Patkar and Swami Agnivesh were released after being briefly detained on Sunday after they made attempts to enter Mandsaur to meet the families of the six persons killed in police firing during the farmers’ stir.
The activists, around 30 in number, were stopped by the police at the Dhodhar toll plaza in the neighbouring Ratlam district.
The police told them that their visit could disturb peace in Mandsaur, from where curfew was lifted on Saturday.
Shivraj Chouhan Breaks Fast
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday broke his one day long fast.
Curfew Lifted in Mandsaur
Curfew was on Saturday lifted from Mandsaur city as the district, the district administration said.
The district administration also said the Internet services in the district, which were suspended on 5 June after the out break of violence, will be restored by Sunday morning.
Mandsaur Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said the curfew has been lifted from all the three police station areas of the Mandsaur city where it was imposed. However, prohibitory orders under section CrPC 144, which bans assembly of more than four persons, will remain in force in the district. Demonstrations, protests and rallies will not be allowed in the district, he said.