Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PM's office, demand loan waiver and drought-relief package

Resorting to dramatic forms of protest, a group of Tamil Nadu farmers on Monday stripped near South Block here to press for their demands of loan waiver and drought-relief package.

PTI April 10, 2017 17:21:01 IST
Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PM's office, demand loan waiver and drought-relief package

New Delhi: Resorting to dramatic forms of protest, a group of Tamil Nadu farmers on Monday stripped near South Block to press for their demands of loan waiver and drought-relief package.

Tamil Nadu farmers strip outside PMs office demand loan waiver and droughtrelief package

Farmers from Tamil Nadu protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Firstpost/TS Sudhir

The farmers have been protesting at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital since 14 March.

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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