Published On : Wed, Feb 10th, 2016

20 lakh farmers seek justice from Chief Justice

Nagpur: Taking the note of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has issued a notice to State Government and sought its reply over suicides by 89 farmers within a month. The prevailing situation points out that condition of farmers has not improved.

On the other hand, over 20 lakh farmers from across the state have decided to send a letter to Chief Justice of Bombay High Court and seek justice for them. In the letter, the farmers have decided to urge the Chief Justice to take note of the PIL. The letter has also described the miserable condition of farmers in an emotional way.

They have also put up many demands before the Government through the letter. The demands include total debt waiver, implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations, Rs 5000 pension to farmers and farm labourers above the age of 60 years.

The Convener of “Shetkari-Shetmajur Kruti Samiti” Shankar Ghodge said in Nagpur that the condition of farmers has not changed. Farmers are committing suicides in state on regular basis. Government’s policies lacked seriousness in resolving problems of the farmers. Therefore, the farmers are now knocking the doors of courts for justice, said Ghodge.