Madhya Pradesh farmer protest

The protests started on June 6 in Mandsaur by farmers,demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce, has reulted in death of 17 after two more farmers committed suicide.

Published: 21st June 2017 12:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

By Associated Press

Farmers protest for their fare share

Farmers shouted slogans during the protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh government in New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 15, 2017. They were demanding better prices for their produce and relief from debts.


The protest was peaceful until the farmers started committing suicides and the MP Government still turned a deaf ear to them.In two separate incidents Farmers committed suicide by self annihilation and popping of excess sulphas tablets.


Protesters started burning vehicles and blocked highway at Pipalya, Madhya Pradesh. Farmers blocked highways and held protests a day after five farmers were killed by gunshots at one rally. The farmers kept protesting for several weeks demanding better prices for crops and waivers from the state government for repayment of farm loans. (AP Photo)


Several protestors were injured in the clash between the Police and the mob and had to be hospitalised. Situation worsened after a gun shot killed a protestor and the agitation grew. (AP Photo)





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