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Farmer Protest Live: Unrest Spreads, Tamil Nadu Farmers Join Stir | June 9, 2017, 10:25 PM IST
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In another raging farmer agitation, Tamil Nadu farmers have begun their protest on Friday. The latest round of protest comes after Palaniswami failed to deliver the assurances he made after the first round of protests in Delhi. Reports suggest that farmers will protest wearing the bare minimum - with their hands and leg tied to iron rods.

Meanwhile, curfew has been relaxed for the day in Mandsaur city and Pipliamandi as the situation in the areas hit by violent protests by farmers improved. SP Manoj Kumar Singh said authorities decided to relax curfew from 10 am to 6 pm as the situation has improved.
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Jun 9, 2017 10:25 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 10:23 pm (IST)

Curfew will be relaxed in Mandsaur from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday.

Jun 9, 2017 10:23 pm (IST)

The central government is in touch with states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, and sensitising them against any possible protest by farmers.

Jun 9, 2017 10:23 pm (IST)

The Centre has asked states adjoining Madhya Pradesh to keep a strict vigil against the spread of farmers' protest after five people were killed in police firing during an agitation in Mandsaur.

Jun 9, 2017 10:22 pm (IST)

The whole country is witnessing how local Congress MLAs are instigating people to resort to violence: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

Jun 9, 2017 10:18 pm (IST)

Those who are worried about Madhya Pradesh situation are playing politics...its a very sad incident, says Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

Jun 9, 2017 6:13 pm (IST)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks over the death of farmers:
- This government has done a lot of work for farmers
- There are a lot of problems...We understand the problem of farmers
- Law & order is important for us...Anti-social elements will be strictly dealt with
- Anti-social elements are unleashing violence in Mandsaur
- I appeal to all farmers to come for discussion...we are ready for any kind of talks
- From 11 am tomorrow (on Saturday) I'll sit at Dussehra Maidan, people may come and discuss things with me, I will fast to bring peace

Jun 9, 2017 5:51 pm (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 5:49 pm (IST)

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says the he Will give Rs 1 crore to the kin of deceased persons and government job to one member of the family.

Jun 9, 2017 5:48 pm (IST)

Dhakar’s death will be the seventh in the ongoing farmer protests in Madhya Pradesh which started from June 1.

Jun 9, 2017 4:32 pm (IST)

According to sources, Ghyanshyam Dhakar had been taken from Mandsaur to Bhavgarh for treatment. After his condition did not improve, Dhakar had been shifted from Bhavgarh to Indore’s Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital late night on Thursday.

Jun 9, 2017 4:32 pm (IST)

Another farmer has reportedly died in Madhya Pradesh on Friday after succumbing to injuries from a police lathicharge.

Jun 9, 2017 12:51 pm (IST)

Farmers' leader Kakaji speaks exclusively to CNN-NEws18: 

Farmers are exploited in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government....This agitation started after farmers lost all there hope...Farmers were agitated because they have not recieved the price of their crops.. We have two main demand: first, farmers should get the price cost of their crop and second we want farm loan should be waived off

Jun 9, 2017 11:56 am (IST)

No outsiders to be allowed to enter MP's Mandsaur district during curfew relaxation period: police.

Jun 9, 2017 11:46 am (IST)
Jun 9, 2017 10:56 am (IST)

Let's shift our focus to Tamil Nadu where farmers have resumed their protest. Farmers' leader says "keep the promise, withdraw case from SC. Give pension to farmers above 60 yrs"    

Jun 9, 2017 10:55 am (IST)

After Rahul Gandhi now Aam Aadmi Party's delegation leaves for Mandsaur... But the AAP leaders will not be allowed to enter Mandsaur during curfew relaxation period: police. 

Jun 9, 2017 9:24 am (IST)

Sachin Pilot speaks to CNN-News18:

We wanted to give our condolences to the family fo the deceased and appeal for peace and harmony in the district. But unfortunately, we were arrested... None of the leaders took the initiative to go and have a word with them... There is a political vacuum that's why we wanted to go there..we are not the law breaker.

Jun 9, 2017 9:07 am (IST)

Maharashtra farmers' leader Raju Shetti to go to Mandsaur today to meet family of farmers killed during protest    

Jun 9, 2017 9:06 am (IST)

Curfew has been relaxed in Mandsaur district from 10 am to 6 pm. Banks and offices will be open. Protests and dharna not allowed

Jun 9, 2017 9:05 am (IST)

RECAP |  The authorities also prevented Rahul Gandhi and a number of other Congress leaders from entering Mandsaur. Gandhi travelled by air, by car, by motorcycle and by foot from Delhi to Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh via Rajasthan before he was detained and arrested in Naya Gaon, about 70 kms from Mandsaur. He slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the problems being faced by the farmers, evoking a sharp response from the BJP which termed his visit to Mandsaur as a "photo opportunity".

Jun 9, 2017 9:03 am (IST)

RECAP | In Mandsaur district where five farmers were killed in police firing on Tuesday, Rapid Action Force (RAF), the anti-riot paramilitary force rushed by the Centre, was deployed this morning. The Centre had rushed 1,100 personnel of the RAF to the violence-hit state on Thursday. At least 56 people have been arrested and over 100 detained in connection with violence during the farmers agitation here, police said.

Jun 9, 2017 9:01 am (IST)

Farmer protests spread to new areas of MP

Farmer protests on Thursday spilled over to new areas of Madhya Pradesh even as the epicentre of the agitation, Mandsaur, remained relatively peaceful, on a day when Congress leader made an attempt to reach here which was scuttled as he was detained before entering the district.

While curfew continued in Mandsaur, except for a two-hour relaxation, incidents of arson were reported from Shajapur and Dhar districts in the western part of the state on the eighth day of the agitation for loan waiver and better crop price. While a truck and two motorbikes were torched by protesters on the Mumbai-Agra highway (NH-3) in Shajapur district, stones were hurled at police personnel in Shajapur town, which witnessed the farmers' unrest for the first time.

Police fired tear gas and lathi charged a stone-pelting mob near the local market in Shajapur. Following the incident, prohibitory orders were imposed in Shajapur town under Section 144 of the CrPC.

Farmer Protest Live: Unrest Spreads, Tamil Nadu Farmers Join Stir
A group of 62 farmers unions had announced that it will block traffic for three hours on all national highways across the country (Representative image: AP)

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