Mumbai: At least 91 farmers from Buldhana in Maharashtra have sought permission for mercy killing or Euthanasia. The farmers have submitted a letter to the Governor and SDO seeking permission for Euthanasia as they are not getting remunerative prices for crops and adequate compensation for their land, which has been acquired by the government for construction of a highway.
This comes days after the farmers marched to Mumbai from Nashik, protesting against not getting loan waivers. More than 35,000 farmers had marched to the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, demanding complete loan waiver among other demands. The long march to Mumbai was launched by the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS). The farmers ended their protest after reaching an agreement with the Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra.
All political parties had supported the farmers’ Long March, with Congress President Rahul Gandhi coming out in favour of the peasantry, terming it as “an unprecedented show of strength” and urged Modi and Fadnavis to shed their egos and concede the farmers’ legitimate demands. Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party had also backed the agitation.