NEW DELHI: Almost reaching the half way mark of their 100-day protest sitting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, the farmers from Tamil Nadu on the 44th day of the protest on Monday claimed that neither the center nor the state government is serious about their demands.
After demonstrating with the bones and skulls of their dead family members, the farmers blamed both the centre and the state-ruling AIADMK for turning a "deaf ear" to their issues. They now threaten to eat flesh from human dead bodies to mark the next stage of protest.
"The leaders in the ruling party of our state are busy fighting for powerful political positions instead of solving our problems. For the central government, farmers are not a priority, we are sidelined. We have two farmers who are very sick but refuse to go back. No one pay heed to our demands and in such a scenario we have nothing left but to eat flesh from human dead bodies” said the leader of the farmers' protest P Ayyakkannu.
The farmers also offered an open invitation to youngsters to join the protest.
"This is not just for farmers, but to protect future generations. I request all the youngsters to join this protest for providing a better future for our kids," Ayyakkannu said.
The farmers are demanding farm loan waivers, crop insurance and the establishment of the Cauvery Management Board by the Centre.