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Farmer Protest: Hardik Patel Arrested; Another Farmer Kills Self

News18.com | June 13, 2017, 11:09 PM IST
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Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel has been arrested en route to Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh where seven farmers died in police firing last week. Five of them were from the Patidar community. His arrest came as another debt-ridden farmer killed himself in the Seoni Malwa town of Malwa region, taking the suicide count to three in 24 hours.

As it happened.


Jun 13, 2017 7:41 pm (IST)
br /> Union Agriculture Min Radha Mohan Singh speaks on Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest and loan waiver:
- Union Agriculture Min Radha Mohan Singh refuses to answer questions on farmer loan waiver
- Radha Mohan Singh says Congress is instigating violence in MP and three of their MLAs are involved and they will bring The Congress party to an end
- Ever since Modi govt has come to power, they have been looking at completion of welfare projects for farmers which have been lying pending for decades

Jun 13, 2017 7:24 pm (IST)
br /> Union Agriculture Min Radha Mohan Singh speaks on Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest and loan waiver:
- The Union minister refuses to answer questions on farmer loan waiver
- Radha Mohan Singh says Congress is instigating violence in MP and three of their MLAs are involved and they will bring the Congress party to an end
- Ever since Modi government has come to power, they have been looking at completion of welfare projects for farmers which have been lying pending for decades

Jun 13, 2017 7:19 pm (IST)

Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria has also been released.

Jun 13, 2017 7:16 pm (IST)

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has been released on personal bond. He was arrested under section 151, earlier on Tuesday.

Jun 13, 2017 5:44 pm (IST)

If a farmer commits suicide due to debts caused by loans taken for agricultural purposes, we accept it as farmer suicide,says Madhya Pradesh home minister Bhupendra Singh

Jun 13, 2017 4:35 pm (IST)

ALSO READ: What Puts Farmers at Higher Risk of Suicide

Besides financial issues, which push many farmers to commit suicide especially during economic crises or periods of extreme weather, several other factors may drive farmers to take the extreme step, says a study.

Jun 13, 2017 4:23 pm (IST)

In the last four years, four farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh due to debts caused by loans, says Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh.

Jun 13, 2017 4:22 pm (IST)
Jun 13, 2017 3:34 pm (IST)
Jun 13, 2017 3:07 pm (IST)
Jun 13, 2017 12:48 pm (IST)

One week has passed, and still the families of the dead farmers have not received the compensation of Rs 1 crore promised by the state government. On Jun 7 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for the next of kin of five farmers who were killed during alleged police firing in Mandsaur district.

Jun 13, 2017 12:32 pm (IST)

Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia will launch a 72-hour ‘satyagraha’ in Bhopal from June 14 to protest for the rights of farmers — a move aimed at countering the ‘fast for peace’ by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm (IST)

Patidar Leader Hardik Patel Detained on Way to Violence-hit Mandsaur in MP

Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Tuesday morning in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch district while he was on his way to Mandsaur, the epicenter of last week's violent farmers' agitation.

Jun 13, 2017 12:10 pm (IST)

The farmers' protest in Madhya Pradesh, which began on June 1, took a violent turn on June 6, when five of them were killed in police firing at Mandsaur. Subsequently, the farmers' protest witnessed bandh and arson as the agitation spread to other districts of western Madhya Pradesh including Neemuch, Dhar, Ratlam and Jhabua.

Jun 13, 2017 12:01 pm (IST)

'Don't Cremate me till CM Comes to Village,' Farmer Writes in Suicide Note

"I am a farmer, Dhanaji Chandrakant Jadhav. I am committing suicide today. Please take my body to the village and do not cremate me till Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis comes there."

Jun 13, 2017 11:57 am (IST)
Jun 13, 2017 11:53 am (IST)

The report of third farmer suicide has come into notice near Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Earlier, a 45-year-old farmer committed suicide amid the ongoing agitation to demand a crop loan waiver from the government.

Jun 13, 2017 11:22 am (IST)

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called off his indefinite fast on Sunday, and is likely to meet farmers of the state witnessing agrarian unrest in Mandsaur on Wednesday. Earlier, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's on Twitter said, My government is for the farmers and the people of MP...I will keep working for them till my death...we have taken many steps for the benefit of farmers....some anti-social elements want to disrupt peace in the state and we will fight them...let's work for MP together    

Jun 13, 2017 11:19 am (IST)

 A 68-year-old farmer in Madhya Pradesh Makhan Lal Digolia commits suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Hoshangabad's Seoni Malwa.

Jun 13, 2017 11:15 am (IST)

Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Tuesday morning in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district while he was on his way to Mandsaur, the epicenter of last week’s violent farmers’ agitation. Patel had announced his decision to visit Mandsaur with his supporters on Monday.

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