91 Maharashtra farmers write to Governor, seek euthanasia

Maharashtra farmers seeking Euthanasia Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 26, 2018, 06.58 PM (IST)
Days after Maharashtra government assented to some of the demands of farmers who staged a protest in Mumbai, about 91 farmers in Buldhana district from Amravati division of the state submitted a letter to the Governor and SDO seeking permission for euthanasia. The farmers' claim that they are not being paid the remunerative prices for crops and adequate compensation for their land. The state government acquired their land for the construction of a highway. Earlier this month, over 50,000 farmers led by the All India Kisan Sabha headed to Mumbai from Nashik, protesting against the agrarian distress in the state. The farmers demanded a complete loan waiver amongst other things.