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Will draw 'drastic consequences' if happens in Maha.: Sena on Mandsaur violence

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

The Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece Saamna, has slammed Chief Minister over the recent Mandsaur fiasco.

In the editorial titled 'This is not right,' Saamna outlined the tense situation that has engulfed the Mandsaur district of

The asserted that something like Mandsaur, if happens in Maharashtra, the State may face drastic consequences.

"If something like Mandsaur happens in Maharshtra, the state may face the drastic consequences, because the fully supports the farmers,' the article reads.

The also supported vice-president and Gujarat's Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel's visit to Mandsaur, both of who were later detained.

"In a democratic nation, a man is allowed to visit any affected area to meet the victim's family and express concern," the article adds.

In an earlier editorial titled 'First bullet, then fast,' Saamna had said, "Chief Minister is following the footsteps of Shivraj ji was deemed as the idle chief minister. Despite of welfare policies for farmers, women and common people, the farmers staged protest and five lost their lives."

Mandsaur became the epicenter of a farmers' agitation over the demand for loan waivers and better prices for their produce.

During the agitation, six farmers were gunned down by the police, thereby drawing criticism from political parties. The situation forced the district officials to impose Section 144, and restricted prominent personalities from visiting the violence-hit district.

A number of political leaders and social activists tried to visit Mandsaur but the police didn't let them enter the area.

Section 144 was later removed ahead of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's visit to the families of the deceased farmers.

Meanwhile, the state has issued a notification for the judicial probe of the Mandsaur violence.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 11:07 IST