On the 6th of June, 2017, 19-year-old biology student, Abhishek Dinesh Patidar was gunned down during a peaceful protest in Mandsaur, India.
Abishek, along with 5 other non-land owning protestors, had been protesting wages and a state of precarity that increasingly became a characteristic of farmer, and non-farmer life, alike in the region.
Abishek’s father had reported that Abishek had only been raising slogans during the protest and seeking to garner attention to his family’s land insecurities.
Unfortunately, police soon opened fire on him and others killing 5 protestors in total.
Since the event, however, the congress in India had provided financial compensation of up to 50k Indian Rupies to the victims collectively.