On the 6th of June, 2017, former student and worker, Satyanarayan Mangilal Dhangar, was gunned down during a peaceful protest in Mandsaur, India.
Satyanarayan, along with 5 other non-land owning protesters, had been protesting wages and a state of precarity that increasingly became a characteristic of farmer, and non-farmer life, alike in the region.
Satyanarayan was the youngest of his four older siblings that, thanks to his bachelor’s degree was able to earn more significantly higher than his family did from agriculture. His family owned land, however struggled to get the land title making income uncertain.
Unfortunately, police soon opened fire on him and others killing 5 protesters in total. Since the event, however, the congress in India had provided financial compensation of up to 50k Indian Rupies to the victims collectively.