Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Visit Mandsaur to Meet Families of Deceased Farmers

Shivraj Singh Chouhan to Visit Mandsaur to Meet Families of Deceased Farmers

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had launched an indefinite fast in Bhopal on Saturday with an appeal for peace and met farmer leaders. For some time, a large Congress flag fluttered atop the vehicle, with the lawmaker from Guna Lok Sabha seat frantically waving it.

The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday appointed Justice J K Jain (retd) to head the one-member judicial commission to probe the June 6 police firing in Mandsaur in which five protesting farmers were killed.

Hardik Patel was also arrested en route to Mandsaur earlier today. I wasn't allowed. Rather they arrested me. Lashing out on authorities, Hardik Patel tagged the arrest as undemocratic act and said that he is not a terrorist from Pakistan and he has all the right to roam free anywhere across the nation.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 13: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday stated that the state government on Tuesday made a decision to give Rs.10, 000 to farmers owning less than five acres of agricultural land for purchase of seeds.

He also criticised the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and said that 50 crore farmers have come together against the saffron party.

After Adityanath's announcement, similar demands were made by farmers in several states including Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.

While two allegedly debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in Sehore and Hoshangabad district, another such death was reported from Vidisha.

A video, which went viral, purportedly showed Khatik inciting people to set a police station ablaze.

The farmers' protest in Madhya Pradesh, which began on June 1, took a violent turn on June 6, when five persons were killed in the police firing at Mandsaur.

They were booked under the IPC sections pertaining to rioting, unlawful assembly, punishment for obscene acts or words in public and assault or criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, he said.

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