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BJP Ruled Madhya Pradesh: Police Purchases 17,000 Sticks To Deal With Farmers Protest

No farm produce would be allowed to be transported outside villages.

The Madhya Pradesh police are preparing a road-map ahead of the 10-day farmers’ protest which is scheduled to begin from June 1. According to local reports, the department has arranged 17,000 sticks, helmets and carbonate shields to take down the protesters.

In Mandasur where five people were killed in police firing last year, the local administration has asked hundreds of villagers to sign a bond saying they will maintain peace in the area. However, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Tuesday brushed aside these reports.

The protests mark the first anniversary of Mandasur police firing which took place on June 6 last year. The All India Kisan Mahasabha has called these “Gaon band” protests during which no farm produce would be allowed to be transported outside villages.

Rashtriya Mazdoor Kisan Mahasang president Shivkumar Sharma ‘Kakaji’ told a local daily that 130 farmers’ organisation from 22 states across the country are taking part in these protests. Farmers from Punjab, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala will be a part of the protests. “We are not going to discuss anything with the government. We have discussed enough, now we will only consider a written note on our various demands,” Sharma said.

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