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Tamil Nadu farmers threaten to walk nude, commit suicide at Jantar Mantar if demands not met

Tamil Nadu Farmers Marched Near Jantar Mantar With Just Loincloths Threatened The Central Government To Commit Suicide And Take Out A Nude March If Their Demands Are Not Met In New Delhi On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Deepak Mahato | Updated on: 11 Sep 2017, 10:53:50 PM
Tamil Nadu farmers threaten to walk nude, commit suicide at Jantar Mantar if demands not met. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Tamil Nadu farmers marched near Jantar Mantar with just loincloths threatened the Central government to commit suicide and take out a nude march if their demands are not met in New Delhi on Monday.

The farmers from Tamil Nadu have been protesting from last two months to press the government to waive their loans.

The leader of the Tamil Nadu farmers P Ayyakkannu said, “We will take out nude procession, if our demands are not met.”

He also announced that if the demands are not met they would commit suicide by slitting throats.

The protesting farmers are demanding a relief package of Rs 40,000 crore, insurance for their crops and setting up of a Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.

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The police deployed at Parliament Street have detained at least 25 farmers participating in the march.

Ayyakkannu said, “The police detained us without citing any reasons. No one has the right to stop people from protesting.”

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A senior police officer stationed at the Parliament Street said the farmers were detained after they started stripping. Women groups were also demonstrating at the Jantar Mantar.


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First Published : 11 Sep 2017, 10:51:48 PM