Tami Nadu farmers and Andhra Pradesh fishermen protest in Delhi

The trigger behind the first phase of protests was long term drought situation in the state and farmers committing suicide in a series.

Published: 02nd August 2017 08:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2017 08:27 AM   |  A+A-

The trigger behind the first phase of protests was long term drought situation in the state and farmers committing suicide in a series. (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Tami Nadu farmers who are back in Delhi since one week amplified their protest by marching towards the parliament on Wednesday saying that the Central government is not serious regarding their demands.

With mission '100 days protest' in mind the farmers continue to demand action from the central government in regard with the inter-linking off all the rivers and making a separate board to monitor its functioning by the administration.

“We have been protesting since one week and we are here to stay for many more days until our demands are not met we will intensify our protest the government is not interested. No satisfactory response has been given to us” said Aykannu leading the protest at Jantar Mantar.    

Earlier the farmers had descended to the national capital holding different forms of protests daily continuously for more than a month at Jantar Mantar demanding loan waiver of farmer’s loan and interlinking of rivers. The trigger behind the first phase of protests was long term drought situation in the state and farmers committing suicide in a series.

The local Tamil community from Delhi is not supporting the protesters this time around, as many feel that the protest is turning political and not the larger cause of the farmers is missing.   

Meanwhile, fishermen from the state of Andhra Pradesh have also gathered at Jantar Mantar demanding equality and education for their children provided by the state government.

“We face discrimination we want equality for our children and the women working as fisherfolk also face violence. We do not want our children to face what we have in schools they are discriminated upon. We do not have even basic housing. The Central government should intervene in the matter” said a member protesting at Jantar Mantar. The fishermen protested with putting traditional fishing nets on them.

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