Cane growers stage protest against killing of farmers in MP

Mysuru, June 8:- The members of the Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers’ Association (KSSGA) and Farmers’ Association staged a protest in the city on Thursday, condemning the recent brutality of Madhya Pradesh Police where they have allegedly killed at least six farmers who were protesting peacefully.

Speaking at the protest venue, president of KSSGA Kuruburu Shanthakumar said that the farmers from all over the country strongly condemn such brutal acts by the police. “The farmers were not begging, but were only demanding their rights. The governments which always say that the farmers are the backbone of the country are actually killing the farmers. This is a mockery of democracy,” he said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to implement the Swaminathan report, but it has turned out to be a lie,” he added.

Meanwhile the protesters also demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the families of the deceased farmers. They urged a thorough investigation into the matter.

The protestors took out a procession from the Gun House to Deputy Commissioner’s office in the city and submitted a memorandum.

-(KS, SH, PR)

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