Several vehicles were torched during the agitation in MP (PTI photo)
NEW DELHI: The five farmers who were killed during violent clashes in Mandsaur, MP, on Tuesday died due to police firing, the state go nment has said in a report sent to the home ministry.
The report clears up the air over the firing as the state had initially cmed that police had not fired on the agitating farmers. It says police resorted to firing after the presters turned violent.
Police tried to control the mob with a lathicharge and by lobbing teargas shells, the report says, but the farmers continued to indulge in "arson, vandalism and destruction of public property". The police firing thereafter left five dead and eight injured in the Piplia Mandi area .
The farmers, who were demanding a loan waiver, had allegedly set 25 trucks ablaze and two police vans along the Mhow-Neemuch highway on Tuesday.
In its report on the ground situation, the state go nment told the home ministry that after Tuesday's in dent, seven people were arrested by police for allegedly indulging in violence.
The state go nment said violence had broken out in seven areas of Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh - Dhar, Jhabua, Neemuch, Ratlam, Dewas, Shajapur and Sehore - and it is taking all possible steps to restore peace.
邦政府说农民起义已经被分割在了中央邦曼达索尔的7个地区。分别是Dhar, Jhabua, Neemuch, Ratlam, Dewas, Shajapur 和 Sehore。它们会尽一切手段恢复和平。
The state go nment said the presters tried to dge railway tracks and block the highway. Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the disturbed areas and 11 companies of central paramilitary forces and RAF are already assisting state police.
Farmers in western Madhya Pradesh have been presting since June 1 demanding higher crop prices and de t relief. MHA offi als said they are mon oring the situation and will respond to any request for additional forces.
Believe me, I hail from Vidisha and came just today driving all the way to Delhi for over 500Kms. This is not farmers agitation, this is hooliganism and I went to Sehore as well and stayed there for a day. Yes there are problems, but this is happening all because of polictics.
Bishwa - 1 hour ago
Farmers presting for 50 percent increase in minimum support price and LOAN WAIVE OFF as promised by Modi BJP. Selfish India doesn't care about poor bharat farmers. BJP Police killed 5 farmers in MP. SHAME!
POOR FARMERS vs BJP - 1 sec ago
and where is 1.5lakh?
Bishwa - 3 hours ago
Biswa this is known to all. Anti BJP people are trying all their best to destabilize BJP go nment before 2019 ions.
Raag Ragini - 11 hours ago
Khangress has only one motive - destroy India's progress!
Saranathan Lakshminarasimhan - chennai - 12 hours ago
Farmers agitation turning violent as it is mishandled by the sponsors
Samuel - 8 hours ago
after demonetization the go nment force the public to go through the banking sy em yet they charged extra levies on these transactions this is mean attack of go nment on the public
Shame on Modi for being so Arrogant and so Oppressive.
Sasi - India - 11 hours ago
India is being ruled by a dreaded gang of thugs and hypocrites who specialize in fake encounters.
Ahmed Memon - 9 hours ago
Thanks god!!! No cow was killed