Mandsaur farmers stir: From Bhatta Parsaul to Nandigram, a look at past protests
Many farmers have lost their lives in clashes during agitations across India in the past few years.india Updated: Jun 07, 2017 14:06 IST
Five persons were killed as the farmers agitation in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh turned violent on Tuesday. Farmers in the state are protesting since June 1 over various demands including higher minimum support prices. The following is a list of protests by farmers across India in the past few years.
January 18, 2017
Two farmers died in West Bengal’s Bhangar as farmers opposed construction of a power grid substation to transmit power between West Bengal and a part of Bihar.
October 1, 2016
Five people died and as many as 40 were injured after police opened fire on a protest in Chirudih village near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. The villagers protested the acquisition of land by NTPC for their coal mines.
August 30, 2016
Two farmers lost their lives and 40 were injured in clashes between villagers and police in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district. The villagers were protesting over a power plant for which they stand to lose their homes, when violence broke out in Gola, 53 km from Ranchi.
November 13, 2012
A farmer died in police firing at Sangli-Pachwamail road in Sangli district of Maharashtra after an agitation against higher sugarcane prices turned violent.
May 8, 2011
Two Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel and a farmer were killed when farmers agitating against land acquisition for the Yamuna Expressway turned violent at Bhatta Parsaul village, 25 km from Greater Noida.
August 9, 2011
Four farmers died in Maval on the Mumabi-Pune expressway when police opened fire to quell an agitation by villagers who gathered to protest the laying of a pipeline from Pavana Dam to Pimpri Chinchwad.
October 10, 2011
Four jute farmers were killed and eight others injured when police opened fire to quell a group of cultivators who blocked National Highway 52 to protest minimum support price of their products near Dalgaon in Darrang district of Assam.
August 15, 2010
Two persons were killed in police firing on farmers who held demonstrations for nearly three weeks at Tappal, 60 km from Aligarh, demanding compensation at the rate paid to Noida and Greater Noida farmers.
July 17, 2010
Two farmers were killed and dozens injured when police opened fire and resorted to lathi charge to quell angry agitators protesting the establishment of a 2,640 MW thermal power project in Andhra Pradesh
August 13, 2008
Four persons were killed and 50 injured, including 15 policemen, in police firing and clashes after the farmers agitation near Greater Noida Development Authority office turned violent The farmers were demanding enhanced compensation for their land acquired in 2003 and 2005 by the Uttar Pradesh government on the lines of those acquired in 2008.
March 14, 2007
Police fired at protesting farmers and locals, killing 14 and injuring more than 70 in Nandigram in West Bengal. It is believed that armed CPI(M) cadres accompanied police and joined the assault.
First Published: Jun 07, 2017 14:03 IST