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Scores of Tamil Nadu farmers, who caught attention of National and international media with their unique protest earlier in 2017, arrived in New Delhi to resume their agitation for 100 days loan waiver and drought-relief package.
The Farmer on Sunday tried to stage a protest demonstration outside Prime Minister’s residence but were detained. They were later taken to Parliament Street police station.
“Our demands were not met as promised by Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan. So we have decided to resume our protest for another 100 days,” farmers’ leader P Ayyakannu said.
The farmers symbolically showcasing human skulls and bones demand Prime Minister’s intervention into their cause.
Alleging the Central government has been apathetic towards the farmers of the country, one of the protestors said, “we have bound ourselves in iron chains to symbolise the state of utter slavery and bondage caused by clear callous attitude of the Central government.”
The protestors have been demanding waiver of farming loans, implementation of National water ways project of engineer AC Kamataj, crops insurance scheme for individual farmers and months pension of Rupees 5000 for farmers above age 60.
The farmers have brought poison and said if our demands are not met, they will commit suicide by consuming that poison.