MP: 5 killed as police open fire at farmers’ protest; curfew imposed

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Bhopal: Five people were killed as police allegedly opened fire at a farmers’ protest in Madhya Pradesh on June 6, where they were demanding higher rates for their produce and loan waivers, according to reports. Curfew has been imposed in sensitive areas.
Violence broke out on June 6 during a farmers’ protest in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh following which curfew was clamped on Tuesday in Pipalya Mandi area and prohibitory orders imposed in other parts of the district, officials said.
Five farmers were killed after police opened fire on violent protesters in Bhai Parshnath area but Mandsaur Collector SK Singh has denied it.
“Curfew has been clamped in Pipalya Mandi police station area and in the rest of the district section 144 of CrPC has been imposed,” Singh said over phone.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on June 5 said his government is taking all necessary steps to address the issues of the agitating farmers.
A price stabilization fund of Rs 1,000 crore would be set up to purchase the farm produce at the minimum support price (MSP), he had said.

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