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Shocking! MP Farmer Uses Daughters To Pull Plough In Fields

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| July 9 , 2017 , 12:03 IST

Barely a month after farmers protests shook Madhya Pradesh, a farmer in Sehore's Basantpur Pangri of MP was forced to use his two daughters to pull a plough through their fields as he did not have money to buy oxen for their ploughs.

The farmer Sardar Barela defended using his daughters on the plough as he said, "I do not have enough money to buy or take care of bulls for ploughing. Daughter left studies after 8th standard."

His daughters, Radhika, 14 and Kunti, 11, quit their education due to lack of money or financial support.

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District Public Relation Officer (DPRO) Ashish Sharma said that the administration is looking into the matter.

"The farmer has been instructed not to use children for such activities. Whatever help he can be given under governmental schemes, administration is looking into it," Sharma said.

Farmers protests in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh heated up in June, as the farmers demanded waiver of their loans and fair prices for their products. As the protests became violent, police forces were called in and in the resulting shooting on June 6, several farmers lost their lives.

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MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a 'fast for peace' and announced loan waivers which brought about an end to the protests.

However, troubles for the farmers are far from over.

Following the Mandsaur protests, a total of nearly 41 farmers have committed suicide in the span of one month, overburdened by debts.