Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Five farmers die in shooting at protest rally in India

At least five Indian farmers died after shots were fired during a protest in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

It is unclear who opened fire during the rally in Mandsaur district on Tuesday. Protesters say it was police.

The state's home minister, Bhupendra Singh, denied this, telling local media "there was no firing by the police".

The farmers want the government to write off their debts, and set a minimum price for their produce.

They have been protesting for days to put pressure on the government and other parts of the state have also witnessed similar rallies.

BBC    News.