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Farmers have held protest rallies in several elements of the state

No less than 5 farmers are lifeless after photographs have been fired throughout a protest within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

It’s unclear who opened hearth throughout the rally in Mandsaur district on Tuesday. Protesters say it was police.

The state’s house minister, Bhupendra Singh, denied this, telling native media “there was no firing by the police”.

The farmers need the federal government to write down off their money owed, and set a minimal value for his or her produce.

They’ve been protesting for days to place strain on the federal government and different elements of the state have additionally witnessed related rallies.

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Mr Singh stated an investigation had been ordered to seek out out who opened hearth on the protest web site.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated he was “deeply pained by the flip of occasions”.

“I’ve already accepted all truthful calls for of the farmers,” he stated.

Mr Chouhan additionally introduced that the state authorities would give compensation to the households of the victims, and pay medical bills for the injured.

Rahul Gandhi, vice-president of the principle opposition Congress get together, stated Mr Chouhan’s authorities “was at warfare with farmers”.

Mr Chouhan rejected the allegation and accused the Congress get together of instigating farmers.