Madhya Pradesh farmers’ agitation: Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar detained outside Mandsaur

Earlier in the day, the activists were stopped by the police and were told that their visit could disturb peace in Mandsaur, from where curfew was lifted yesterday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 5:36 pm
madhya pradesh, madhya pradesh farmers protest, mandsaur, yogendra yadav, Earlier in the day, the activists were stopped by the police and were told that their visit could disturb peace in Mandsaur, from where curfew was lifted yesterday.(ANI Photo)

Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, social activists Medha Patkar and Swami Agnivesh on Sunday were detained in Ratlam district’s Jaora area, according to news agency ANI. Earlier in the day, the activists including JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey and 25 others stopped from entering Mandsaur to meet the families of the six persons killed in police firing during farmers’ agitation in the strife-torn area.

According to a PTI report, the activists were stopped by the police and were told that their visit could disturb peace in Mandsaur, from where curfew was lifted yesterday. Being stopped by the police, the activists sat on protest on the Mhow-Neemuch Highway, thereafter affecting traffic movement.

Even though curfew has been lifted in all three police station areas of Mandsaur, section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits more than four people from gathering, was still in force.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who had been fasting since Saturday to restore peace in the state after the farmers’ agitation turned violent on June 6, called off his fast today with a glass of coconut water offered by former state chief minister Kailash Joshi. The chief minister before breaking his fast said,”Peace has been restored in MP and no case of violence has been reported yesterday and today.”

The protest was started by the farmers on June 1, demanding loan waiver and better prices for the farm produce but later the protest took a violent turn on June 6, when five persons were killed in police firing at Mandsaur.

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    Chandu Shah
    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    Let all farmers commit suicide. It is fashionable these days. Those who commit suicide have something mentally wrong. Anyone of sound mind would never commit suicide no matter what.
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      Mahesh
      Jun 11, 2017 at 11:58 pm
      India turning into another Afghanistan, Syria or Libya with such kind of people in power.
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        Vish
        Jun 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm
        What a woman, when Maharashtra did not welcome, this individual tries to pour ghee on the fire in MP. What a vulture!
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          Sheik Mohamed
          Jun 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm
          Why saffronized party regime led by Sh.Chouhan is afraid about visits to these areas by Non BJP Political party leaders?
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            HOMER
            Jun 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm
            Ha ha ha! The usual foreign financed ANTI-NATIONALS come out of the woodworks every time there is a mole hill.on fire lit by kangress and its partners!
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              Ashim Jain
              Jun 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm
              Detentions by police, blocking journalists, firing on protesters, .... let's not be under the illusion that India is a democracy. We are a democracy for 1 day in 5 years. Other days, we are the exploitative machinery left behind by the British (now maned by brown skin drivers).
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                KS KUMAR
                Jun 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm
                Why these so called leaders and Rahul are not going to Darjee where also an agitation is taking place. They do not go there only because Darjee is ruled by Mamata Begum. If there is an agitation in BJP ruled state all opposition leaders visit that place but if some agitation is taking place in non-BJP ruled state neither media reports fully nor these so called leaders/dealers visit that place.
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                  HOMER
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm
                  British & American money still finances riots rampages and strife in India. Especially now since their white widow waitress looter queen and her court eunuchs are no longer there to do their bidding! These protests are not what one can expect from truly downtrodden poor farmer's! The 5 alleged farmers that were allegedly shot dead by the police were all landless labourers and if you believe only they were shot dead out of a w crowd then you probably believe Nehru was our CHA CHA indira was India rajiv was mr clean and sonia is Indian!
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                    SubbuI
                    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:35 am
                    HOLMER THE PIG. MY 100LBS GERMAN SHEPARD. WOLFI WILL ONE DAY TAKE CARE OF YOU IF WE HAPPEN TO SEEYOU. YOU ARE REALY A THIRD RATE PERVERT DESERVE A GPL ie GAAN PE LATH -YOU SOB
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                  L bhadrapati Devi
                  Jun 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm
                  How politicians like to play Neta when the state govt is under threat from such violent agitations. Please don't put oil in the burning fire. Waiver of bank loan is violation of fundamental principle of banking. Even UP and Maharashtra Govt loan waiving plan is not right.
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                    HOMER
                    Jun 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm
                    Blackmail , plain and simple BLACKMAIL by those who will.profit from the waivers and those who have lost voters to BJP! Behind every crime find the money and beneficiary and you will find the culprits!
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                    suneet chopra
                    Jun 11, 2017 at 6:35 pm
                    loan waivers for maharashtra and Up.what crime has Mp committed not to get the same?
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                      HOMER
                      Jun 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm
                      By your logic, What crime have Mallaya and others commited that they cannot get waivers too? Soon all those who take loans will burn property and attack police to blackmail the government! So the money to build the country will.be pocketed by the crooks while the alleged farmers will again demand waivers next year and every year!
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