At the least 5 farmers are useless after photographs had been fired throughout a protest within the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
It’s unclear who opened hearth in the course of the rally in Mandsaur district on Tuesday. Protesters say it was police.
The state’s dwelling minister, Bhupendra Singh, denied this, telling native media “there was no firing by the police”.
The farmers need the federal government to put in writing off their money owed, and set a minimal worth for his or her produce.
They’ve been protesting for days to place strain on the federal government and different components of the state have additionally witnessed comparable rallies.
Mr Singh mentioned an investigation had been ordered to seek out out who opened hearth on the protest web site.
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 principle opposition Congress occasion, mentioned Mr Chouhan’s authorities “was at warfare with farmers”.
Mr Chouhan rejected the allegation and accused the Congress occasion of instigating farmers.