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Protesting farmers set ablaze vehicles in Ahmednagar, cops invoke Section 144

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The agitation by sugarcane farmers turned violent on Wednesday when they set ablaze 2 buses in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar on Wednesday.The police resorted to plastic bullet firing and tear gas during protests in Shevgaon Taluka Two farmers and five policemen were injured in firing and stone pelting.Ahmednagar Police has invoked Section 144 in seven villages. Cases have also been registered against 13 farmers in this incident.Meanwhile, Minister for Cooperation Subhash Deshmukh has appealed farmers organizations to sort out issues on negotiating tables rather than resorting to violence.Deshmukh stated that Union Government already has announced fair and remunerative price for sugarcane which Rs 250 more than last year.He informed that state government has already announced that the sugar factories which would not give FRP to farmers’ produce would face action and that is the reason farmers organisations should sort out issues by discussion.Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and Lok Sabha MP Raju Shetti when contacted blamed it on administration and sugar factories.He said that despite the fact that farmers in and around Gangamai Sugar factory in Shevgaon, had gathered in a peaceful manner and have been agitating for last six days, police took action against leaders at wee hours which agitated farmers and it resulted in worsening the situation.He said that while government talks of discussions on one hand and it is using police machinery to suppress the farmers’ agitation on the other hand.He said, “SSS western Maharashtra president Prakashtatya Balwadkar along with Amar Kadam and local workers were arrested by police at wee hours.”Meanwhile, leader of Opposition in state assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil has criticized state Government for wrongly handling the farmers’ agitation. Demanding an inquiry in to police firing at agitating farmers, Vikhe-Patil also demanded action against those involved in it.According to statement issued by Ahmednagar superintendent of police two farmers Uddhav Mapari and Baburao Dukare have been injured while 2 constables have been seriously injured.According to police statement farmers had resorted to ‘rasta roko’ last week but withdrew it after discussions with local revenue officials.The police told that on Wednesday, the agitators resorted to stone pelting, setting ablaze vehicles while led to lathicharge, use of tear gas and plastic bullets and pump action gun.

Fadanvis govt considering a commission for welfare of transgender community: Pankaja Munde

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Maharashtra government is considering to create a separate commission for welfare of transgenders under the social justice department, state minister Pankaja Munde said today.Munde, minister for women and child development department said that the formation of a commission or a board will help sort out issues of transgenders and work for their welfare.”Although my department is currently dealing with organisations of transgenders there is no independent department that would have the expertise or a system to deal with their issues,” she told reporters here.”Our department handles issues of children upto 6 years and pregnant and lactating mothers, while the social justice department handles Ashram schools.”The Centre’s social justice department handles issues related to transgenders and thus the state’s department could handle the issue better,” she said.”The state government is positive about forming a commission on the lines of child rights commission,” Munde said.The minister said as of now, the union social justice department releases funds for welfare of the transgender community hence the state social justice department can handle the issues related to them.”The government is concerned about their education, healthcare services, making jobs available for them and other welfare schemes and thus we are considering formation of a commission,” she said.Meanwhile, when contacted Rajkumar Badole, who handles state’s social justice department said he was not aware about the development.”No decision has been taken as of now and I am not aware about the discussions of the transgender community being handled by my department,” Badole said.

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