New Delhi, April 14: First, they brought skulls of dead farmers, who have committed suicide in Tamil Nadu, at the protest site. Recently, three TN farmers went nude in front of the Prime Minister's Office in the national capital after they were denied an audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On Friday, male farmers from the state decided to wear sarees like women and sat at the protest venue at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
"Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers who have been protesting for drought relief fund wear saree as a sign of protest," tweeted ANI.
Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers who have been protesting for drought relief fund wear saree as a sign of protest pic.twitter.com/zoMMPr1utu— ANI (@ANI_news) April 14, 2017
Since March 14, a group of 80 farmers from TN are agitating at Jantar Mantar in the national capital demanding the Centre to waive off all their loans. The month-long protest is unlikely to end soon as protesters said they won't give up till all their demands are met by the PM Modi government.
The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government in TN for neglecting the issue of farmers' suicide in the state.
A SC bench asked the TN government to file a detailed reply in the case regarding farmers committing suicide in the drought-hit state. The apex court slammed the state government for not taking enough measures for farmers.
During the hearing of the case, the SC bench said that it was painful to hear farmers are committing suicide and the state government is not taking enough steps.
According to an estimate, the crisis in the agriculture sector in TN has reached a mammoth proportion. Since October last year, every day, two farmers are committing suicide in the state, say reports.