Jyotiraditya Scindia meets families of farmers killed in police action in Mandsaur
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Jyotiraditya Scindia meets families of farmers killed in police action in Mandsaur

The Congress MP from Guna was earlier denied permission to meet the families and booked under section 151 of CrPC.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2017 10:11 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia consoling Rudra, the seven-year-old son of Ghanshyam Dhakad at Barwan village in Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)

Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday met grieving families of farmers killed in police firing and lathi-charge in Mandsaur in the first week of June.

Scindia had tried to meet the families on June 13, soon after the deaths, but had been denied permission and had been booked under section 151 of CrPC and was forced to turn back from Jaora town, some 40 km away from Mandsaur.

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been staging demonstrations since June 1 demanding better prices for their crops. As the protests turned violent, police resorted to lathi-charge and firing, killing six farmers in Mandasur on June 6. The incident sparked widespread violence in many parts of Madhya Pradesh.

Scindia who took part in the Congress protest at Khalghat in the afternoon left soon after the protest ended. His first halt was at the house of farmer Ghanshyam Dhakar at Barwan.

Talking to the media, he criticised chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said that it was inhumane that police firing had made a 26-year-old woman a widow with a seven-year-old son and a one-and-half-month-old daughter.

Scindia consoled the family and said the party was with them and they would fight for the justice of farmers.

He also met the kin of Satyanarayan Patidar in Lodh village, relatives of Poonamchand alias Bablu Patidar in Takrawad village, Chetram Patidar at Nayakheda, Neemuch, Kanhaiyalal Patidar’s family at Chillor Pipliya and Abhishekh’s near ones at Barkhedapant.

First Published: Jun 18, 2017 09:47 IST