TN farmers dig out skulls of colleagues who committed suicide, hold it up for New Delhi’s attention

It was a shocking sight that awaited political leaders who reside in Lutyen’s Delhion Tuesdaymorning. Dressed in loin cloths and dhotis, 174 farmers from Tamil Nadu stood outside the residence of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma, while women were wearing only their petticoat. The objects in the hands of the agitators however, lead to even more attention. While some of these men and women carried begging bowls made of clay, the others carried skulls of dead farmers.

These farmers from Trichy, Karur and Thanjavur belonged to the Desiya Thenidhiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam. They had arrived at the Delhi station at8amon Tuesdaymorning and immediately left to protest outside the Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence. They were, however, stopped well ahead by authorities. They had left Tamil Nadu on March 12, with three demands for the centre.