AS AGRARIAN CRISIS FURTHER INTENSIFIES, FARMERS’ STRUGGLE SPREADS TO MORE STATES

09 August 2017
POLICE forces opened fire at the protesting farmers in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on 6th June. At least, five farmers killed and many left injured in the attacks by police officials. The farmers have been on strike from June 1 demanding loan waivers and fair prices for their produce. But the state forces used brutal action against the agitating farmers. State has completely failed to address people’s concerns and to save their faces they are rampantly using violence to silence the dissenting voices. But as the movement is spreading to more areas in the state, it is continuing in Maharashtra and spreading to more states prove that voices cannot be crushed even after suspension of internet services in parts of states like Indore, Ujjain and Dewas and in other states.

On 5th June the MP chief minister had claimed to have meet few protesting farmers groups. Among them, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh affiliated with RSS called off the protest and agreed to the resolution put up by the government. whereas other protesting farmer groups rejected the resolution and continued to protest as planned. They reiterated that they are not going for anything less than what they are demanding. RSS remained on fore front to deceive the people of this country and this time again tried to call off the protest mid way without receiving any concrete resolution from the govt. to meet the demands of farmer’s groups. In other states the same heinous tactics is followed. Along with this the struggling farmers are labeled hooligans and anti socials, with the central home minister calling on the state governments to ruthlessly put them down.

But as the corporate control of the agrarian sector is intensifying, the agrarian crisis is bound to intensify and the farmers’ movement bound to spread to other states also. 
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