Mandsaur Violence: MP Govt To Withdraw Cases Against Farmers

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The erstwhile Shivraj Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh (MP), had registered cases against more than 3,000 farmers during the Kisan Andolan (Farmers’ Agitation) of 2017.

But with the change of administration, Kamalnath-led Congress government is now getting ready to withdraw the cases against these farmers. The MP government has said that 64 out of 100 First Information Reports (FIRs) filed after the June 6, 2017 firing incident in Mandsaur will be rescinded.

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Farmers in Mandsaur are elated with this decision of the Kamalnath government.

Mandsaur district was the epicentre of the farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh in 2017. At that time, six farmers had died there in police firing and the erstwhile Shivraj Singh government had named more than 3,000 agitating farmers as accused in more than 100 FIRs. Among these, the highest number of cases - 51 - were filed in Pipliya Mandi Thana, Mandsaur. 

In 2017, the Congress party, accusing the Shivraj Singh government of suppressing the voice of farmers, had organised a large movement. Rahul Gandhi, the then Congress president, had tried to reach Mandsaur, but the police did not give him permission to do so.

It is said that the Congress’ return to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years is largely due to this farmers’ agitation.