Tamil Nadu farmers have been protesting for over 40 days now, at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. They are ready to go to any extent to have their demands fulfilled, but seeing that the government is doing very little in their favour they are taking up drastic methods of persuasion to get drought relief funds and have their loan waived off.
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Earlier they have protested naked, then in sarees, recently they were eating grass during protest. Viral images surfaced today of the Tamil farmers drinking their own urine in protest.
Recently, farmer leader Ayyakkannu was quoted as saying, "These demonstrations symbolise the plight of our women. Every farmer who commits suicide leaves behind a widow and the Central Government should take note of this and do the needful."
The farmers are under great pain as many of them committed suicide in wake of this.
Swaraj Abhiyan President Prashant Bhushan has also spoken in favor of drought relief aid to farmers of Tamil Nadu. "We have filed a petition seeking the Supreme Court to include Tamil Nadu as a party to the ongoing drought relief PIL that would extend to Tamil Nadu all reliefs granted to 10 other drought-hit states during 2015-16," Bhushan said.
[Image Courtesy: ANI]