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NAPM condemns killing of Madhya Pradesh farmers in police firing
Strongly condemning killing of farmers in police firing in Madhya Pradesh, the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) has demanded immediate commissioning of judicial enquiry into the alleged killings by police officials.

It also demanded immediate suspension of all the police officials involved and booking them in the case of murder of the deceased farmers and immediate monetary relief to the families of the deceased farmers and government job to one of their family members.

According to NAPM, the police forces opened fire at the protesting farmers in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon. As per reports, NAPM alleged that five farmers were killed and many left injured in the attack by police officials. The farmers have been on strike from June 1 to June 10 demanding loan waivers and fair prices for their produce.

NAPM condemns the state's brutal action against the agitating farmers. The State has completely failed to address people's concerns and to save their faces they are rampantly using violence to silence the dissenting voices. The voices cannot be crushed even after suspension of internet services in places like Indore, Ujjain and Dewas, all located in the western part of the state.

Medha Patkar, Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dev and other NPAM activists said that they condemn the foul play of the state govt restricting farmers of the state in reaching out to the people of the country for seeking support and solidarity for their demands.

They said thatearlier this week, on Monday, the chief minister of the state had claimed to meet few protesting farmer groups. Among them, Bhartiya Kisan Sangh which is affiliated with the 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 were not going to settle for anything less than what they were demanding. RSS has remained at the forefront in deceiving the people of this country and this time again has tried to call off the protest mid-way without receiving any concrete resolution from the government to meet the demands of farmer's groups.

NAPM accused that government assurances have been a mere tool for silencing the resisting voices. It reminded that Madhya Pradesh govt had remained on top even in the past in betraying the farmers of the state. Since last three decades, it recalled that people of Narmada Valley could be seen exposing the state govt, where at present, the state is planning to use heavy force to evict people of Narmada Valley during the end of July month this year. Government is acting on behest of corporate forces trying to keep hard working people on the edge to reap profits out of their helplessness.

Over 5000 farmers from Narmada Valley, representatives of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti participating in Rally for the Valley organized by Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) have also condemned the incident during a public meeting at Nisarpur in Dhar district. Along with the people of Narmada Valley, NBA and Kisan Sangharsh Samiti and NAPM have strongly condemned the brutal attack by police officials on the protesting farmers and the state's involvement in the incident. They also appeal to all the people's organisations and political parties to stand united with the protesting farmers and hold series of protests in solidarity with the protesting farmers of the state.

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