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Farmers have held protest rallies in several components of the state

At the least 5 farmers are lifeless after pictures have been fired throughout a protest within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

It’s unclear who opened hearth through 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 worth for his or her produce.

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

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Mr Singh mentioned an investigation had been ordered to seek out out who opened hearth on the protest website.

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

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

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 primary opposition Congress occasion, mentioned Mr Chouhan’s authorities “was at conflict with farmers”.

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