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Demanding loan waiver, Tamil Nadu farmers strip infront of PMO

Police Said That They Escorted The Peasants From Jantar Mantar To Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Where They Submitted A Memorandum Of Their Demands.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 05:20:46 PM
Tamil Nadu farmers strip near Prime Minister’s Office (File photo)

New Delhi :

Pressing their demands of loan waiver and drought-relief package in a dramatic form, a group of Tamil Nadu farmers on Monday stripped near Prime Minister’s Office in South Block. The farmers have been protesting at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital since March 14.

Police said that they escorted the peasants from Jantar Mantar to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) where they submitted a memorandum of their demands.

After coming out, some of them tried to remove their clothes, a senior police officer said, adding that the situation was brought under control and the farmers were dropped at the protest site.

The farmers from the southern state have been demanding a drought relief package of Rs 40,000 crore, farm loan waiver and setting up of Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.

The drought-hit farmers have been protesting in the city adorning human skulls around their necks, trying to grab the attention of the authorities towards their condition.

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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 05:07:00 PM

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