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Farmers Request Permission To Commit Mass Suicide

In Economy, Food/Drink, Human Rights, India on July 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

India’s farmers rely on the rain which this year is late and too little to sustain their crop. The agrarian crisis in India continues.

Read full post at InfoChange: Beggared by four continuous years of drought and no assistance from the government, 5,000 farmers signed a petition that was sent to President Pratibha Patil on June 29, 2009. In the letter, the farmers claim that since they “cannot lead a respectable life, we should be able to die in a respectable way”.

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