NEW DELHI: In one other form of protest Tamil farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar were eating food spilled on the road on Tuesday, the farmers said they will do blood protest by piercing their tongue, mouth and cheeks with Trishul (Trident) tomorrow.
Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief Vijayakanth’s wife Premalatha also joined the farmers she earlier met Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan regarding the demands of farmers.
“No one here is to be blamed. Be it DMK or AIADMK, I travelled from Chennai to Delhi just to support my farmers who give food to us. Nothing has been implemented. We will fight for them” said
Over 200 farmers are protesting since March 14th at Jantar Mantar demanding Rs. 40,000 Crore from the central government to the whole state of Tamil Nadu, waiver of farmer loan and release Cauvery water to the regions of Tamil Nadu.
The piercing of mouth and tongue is a devotion that is known as Kavadi Attam (Burden dance) which is largely practiced and celebrated in Tamil Nadu during Thaipusam, Lord Murugun (karthik) festival.
“We practice this in the kavadi attam. Sometimes in happiness but often people do when their life is in sorrow and full of problem, so we will do this as we have query India’s prime minister is not
listening to us may lord Murugan may give some mercy” said a farmer.
A memorandum has been submitted to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We will immediately stop the protest, once our demands and PM will listen to us.
Otherwise we will not stop our protest. This will continue until we die” said the farmers.
In other side, many others who are supporting the farmers said that the final hearing and a good news will come within three-four days for the protesting farmers.