Today, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will undertake an official visit to India at an invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. On 14th September, both will hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. But what about Tamil Nadu Farmers? They have been protesting at the Jantar Mantar for almost 100 days. But unfortunately, our PM has no time for them.
Farmers Ate Human Excreta
On Sunday, in order to get government attention, farmers ate their own excreta. Chief of the Desiya Thenidhiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam, P Ayyakannu:
“We collected the excreta in the morning (in plastic bags) and then ate it… By not giving us revised drought packages, compensation for crops ruined by the bad weather conditions and refusing loan waivers, the central Government has forced us into a position of having to eat our own waste.”
Demands Of The Farmers
Tamil Nadu farmers are demanding revised drought packages, loan waiver, a Cauvery Management Committee and fair prices for their products.
Ayyakannu further added: ”
“We had been here for 41 days earlier, and now by Tuesday it will be the 59th day since we came back. So altogether, Tuesday will mark the hundredth day of our protest, and we plan to march in the nude to the PM’s office then.”
Unique Methods Of Protests
Farmers have previously protested by shaving half of their beards and moustaches and bitten mice holding mock funerals etc.