Farmers submit memorandum to CJI seeking relief for drought hit Tamil Nadu

23 March 2017, 07:17 PM
Representative (Image: Getty)
Representative (Image: Getty)

 Tamil Nadu farmers have submitted a memorandum to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Khehar demanding his intervention in protests, seeking relief for the drought-hit state.

The farmers have been protesting in the national capital demanding a Rs-40,000 crore drought relief package from the Centre for Tamil Nadu, loan waiver, among others for last ten days.

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The memorandum submitted to the CJI’s office sought “suo motu” action by the apex court to mitigate sufferings of the farmers of the drought-hit state.

The half-naked farmers also marched from the Supreme Court to Jantar Mantar shouting slogans demanding the Narendra Modi-led central government to look into their issues.

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On March 21, representatives of the farmers met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and put forth their demands.

First Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017 07:13 PM
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