Mandsaur: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan meets kin of farmers killed in police firing

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Wednesday met kin of farmers killed in police firing in Mandsaur's Lodh village and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of one of them.

Earlier today, prohibitory orders under Section 144, imposed following farmers' protest, was lifted in Mandsaur on Wednesday. Under section 144, assembly of more than five people is not permissible.

MP farmers agitation: Section 144 lifted

The state government on Tuesday sanctioned financial aid of Rs 1 crore each to the families of the six farmers killed during the violent stir by peasants in Mandsaur. The aid was sanctioned from the chief minister's discretionary fund and it would be given by the Mandsaur collector through e-payment facility, a public relations official earlier said.

The Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh has been on boil since last week after farmers staged a violent protest demanding better prices for their produce and waiver of loans.

This unfortunately took an ugly turn earlier on Tuesday when five farmers were killed and eight others were injured in police firing.

Internet services in Mandsaur, Ratlam and Ujjain were also suspended following the farmers' protests, and a curfew was imposed.

On Saturday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on an indefinite fast in an attempt to calm down the rising tempers.

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