1. Maharashtra farmers protest: Violence in Kalyan, Thane Badlapur highway; cops use pellet guns, to log attempt to murder cases

Maharashtra farmers protest: Violence in Kalyan, Thane Badlapur highway; cops use pellet guns, to log attempt to murder cases

Several incidents of violence and arson were reported from Maharashtra after angry farmers took to streets to protest against the Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra government.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 4:28 PM

 

 maharashtra farmers protest, maharashtra farmers protest live, maharashtra farmers, thane, kalyan, Thane Badlapur highway, airport, devendra fadnavis, bjp, maharashtra police According to ANI, farmers protest turned violent on Thane-Badlapur highway too; protesting farmers say their land is being acquired by MoD. (ANI photo)

Several incidents of violence and arson were reported from Maharashtra after angry farmers took to streets to protest against the Devendra Fadnavis led Maharashtra government. The farmers are protesting against the state government saying that their land is being acquired by the government for airport. Earlier, Rs 30,000 crore of farm loans were waived off in Maharashtra amidst large-scale protests. According to ANI, farmers protest turned violent on Thane-Badlapur highway too; protesting farmers say their land is being acquired by MoD. Earlier, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra had backed down on Sunday and agreed in principle to a loan waiver for all sections of farmers. The criteria will be fixed by a committee of officials and agriculturists. Farmers had been agitating for the past 10 days and finally, the loans were waived off.

Here are all the LIVE and LATEST updates:-

3:15 PM The situation is normal now. Both curfew and Section 144 will not be imposed in the area: Police Commissioner, Thane

2:25 PM: “Some villagers attacked a police team & DCP, who then used pellet guns on them, 4 villagers injured, being treated,” says Police Commissioner of Thane.

2:23 PM Some protesters turned violent and 12 policemen injured; registering case of attempt to murder against protesters: Police Commissioner, Thane

2:15 PM Local representatives are trying to fix a meeting of protestors and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, according to a report in Deccan Herald

2:10 PM According to a report in Hindustan Times, farmers are protesting against a proposed international airport at Nevali, about 45 km northeast of Mumbai.

2:02 PM Farmers have alleged that the state government is grabbing their land for building an airport

1:20 PM Several policemen were injured in the clashes

12:45 PM Additional police forces have been sent to control the situation as farmers continue to protest against Maharashtra government

12: 15 PM Angry farmers still protesting at Thane-Badlapur highway, police on spot to control situation

11:33 AM 36000-40,000 farmers have committed suicide in last 3 years. Calling loan waiver fashionable is a disrespect to our ‘anndaata’: S.Yechury, CPI(M) said amid growing protests and reacting to Naidu’s statement

11:20 AM Loan waiver has become a fashion now, loan should be waived off but in extreme situations only, it’s not final solution; have to take care of farmers: Union Minister Venkaih Naidu

11:12 AM Protesting farmers clashed with police at highway in Maharashtra’s Thane district, several cops were injured, according to NDTV.

11:05 AM VISUALS from the spot

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11:00 AM Thane farmer protest: Additional forces sent to the spot including riot control vehicles, according to news agency ANI

10:45 AM Farmers protest turns violent on Thane-Badlapur highway, protesting farmers say their land is being acquired by MoD, reports ANI

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    Harvinder Maini
    Jun 22, 2017 at 2:03 pm
    It is a bad luck of India to have anti farmer, anti poor and anti middle class government.
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      Sameer Pagare
      Jun 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm
      Dear Parthi, I guess you do not know the exact situation. The land belonged to British India, later illegally occupied by farmers. The International airport was proposed 7 years ago at this area because this land belongs to the Indian government. Kalyan is not progressing because of such dumb persons.
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