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The farmers’ agitation for loan waivers and better remuneration for farm produce had turned violent in parts of Madhya Pradesh last year.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File File)

Probe panel gives police, CRPF clean chit in Mandsaur firing

By Punya Priya Mitra | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 07:34 PM IST
Five people were killed in police firing on June 6, 2017, at the peak of the farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh. The report maintained that the police and CRPF personnel resorted to firing only after exhausting all other options.
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Shatrughan Sinha, who has been at odds with the BJP’s central leadership, said that a government cannot be run on “jumlebaji”.(HT File Photo)
Shatrughan Sinha, who has been at odds with the BJP’s central leadership, said that a government cannot be run on “jumlebaji”.(HT File Photo)

Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha, Praveen Togadia hit out at BJP in Mandsaur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Daloda (MP)
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 11:07 PM IST
Rebel BJP leaders Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha, and former VHP leader Praveen Togadia were attending an event to pay homage to six farmers who died in police action during an agitation in Mandsaur last year.
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia meet with people during their party’s farmers rally in Pipliya Mandi in Mandsaur district on June 06, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia meet with people during their party’s farmers rally in Pipliya Mandi in Mandsaur district on June 06, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Govt officer ‘advises’ brother of man killed in Mandsaur firing not to meet Rahul Gandhi

By Punya Priya Mitra and Rohit Soni | Hindustan Times, Mandsaur
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 07:30 PM IST
Families six persons killed during farmers’ protest on June 6 last year met Gandhi before his rally in Pipliyamandi near Mandsaur.
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Police patrol the Neemuch highway amid burning tyres of a truck in Mandsaur , Madhya Pradesh, on June 7, 2017.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Police patrol the Neemuch highway amid burning tyres of a truck in Mandsaur , Madhya Pradesh, on June 7, 2017.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)

A year after Mandsaur firing, farmers are back on the streets

By Punya Priya Mitra | Hindustan Times, Mandsaur
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 07:43 AM IST
Farmers have blocked supplies of fruits and vegetables to cities, demanding better price. They say the government schemes benefit the traders more than the farmers
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