Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh): On the fourth anniversary of Mandsaur police firing in which six farmers were killed, Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Sunday said the fight will continue till withdrawal of three anti-farmer laws.
A condolence meeting was organised at Takrawad village in Mandsaur district on Sunday where a protest erupted on June 6, 2017. Two-minute silence and floral tributes were paid to cultivators who were killed when police opened fire during an agitation.
Poonamchand Patidar from Takrawad village, Kanhaiyalal Patidar from Chillod Pipliya village, Abhishek Patidar from Barkheda Panth village, Satyanarayan Dhangar from Lodh village, Chenram Patidar from Naykheda were killed in firing and one Badwan resident Ghanshyam Dhakad was died in police custody.
Addressing villagers in Takrawad village, Patkar said the fight will continue till the central government withdraws the three black laws. She added that in the name of corona and lockdown, Modi government is benefiting capitalists.
Patkar said farmers' agitation in Mandsaur became a mass movement. “Today, there are places in the country where movement has revived,” she added. On Jyotiraditya Scindia switching from Congress to BJP, she said politics has become a business nowadays.
Former MP Meenakshi Natarajan, district president of Farmers Coordination Committee Dilip Patidar and others were present on the occasion. The police and local administration were on high alert to avert untoward incident.