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Protesting Tamil Nadu Farmers Strip Outside PM Modi's Office After They Are Not Allowed To Meet Him

They are demanding a relief package.

10/04/2017 3:13 PM IST | Updated 10/04/2017 3:43 PM IST
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MDMK party General Secretary Vaiko interacts with Tamil Nadu farmers who are protesting in Delhi.

Farmers from Tamil Nadu who have been protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar for the last 28 days, demanding drought relief fund, stripped outside the Prime Minister's Office on Monday.

The farmers were reportedly promised an appointment with PM Modi. However, when they were told told they will not be able to meet Narendra Modi and had to hand over their memorandum to a PMO official, they started protesting.

According to an Indian Express report, when the the farmers were being escorted out of the PMO building by a police vehicle, one of the farmers jumped out of the van and stripped on the road. He was joined by other protesting farmers.

On Friday, five Tamil Nadu farmers cut their hands, to send a message to the government, reports The Hindu.

The farmers are demanding loan waiver and a drought relief fund of Rs 40,000 crore.

"We have been here for over two weeks. Does anyone really care? We have had many politicians come here and promise us their support. What we want is actual action and today we have given this country and our protest blood and we now have nothing more to give," said the farmers.

Earlier, in Jantar Mantar, they had held a dramatic protest where they held skulls of dead farmers in hands and dead snakes in their mouths.

The farmers also said that they would intensify their protest in case their problems are not solved soon.

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