Tamil Nadu farmers back in Delhi, detained by police

The farmers were trying to go to PM’s house and were detained by the police around 9 in the morning as they were agitating without permission. They are currently at the Parliament Street police station.

Written by Nitika Kakkar | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 3:45 pm
 tamil nadu farmers, agitated tamil nadu farmers, Ayyakannu, K Palaniswami, Jantar Mantar protest, india news, indian express Tamil Nadu farmers during their protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in April. (PTI Photo)

A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu, led by P. Ayyakannu, have been detained by the police for protesting without permission near Lok Kalyan metro station (formerly called Race Course metro station). The farmers came back to Delhi on Sunday morning to once again start their agitation as their demands have not been met.

“We closed our agitation at Jantar Mantar on 23rd April on the request of Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami. He promised that within two months the Central government will help us. Now, 75 days are over. So far they have not taken any steps regarding writing off loans. Now they also are trying to sell our land in Tamil Nadu. That’s the reason we’ve come to fight here,” Ayyakannu told Indian Express.

According to Ayyakannu, a group of 102 farmers have come this time to protest.

The farmers were trying to go to PM’s house and were detained by the police around 9 in the morning as they were agitating without permission. They are currently at the Parliament Street police station. On being asked about the further course of action, Deputy Commissioner of Police, B K Singh said, “We cannot comment on this as of now. We are currently in talks with them. A decision will be taken soon.”

Ayyakannu said that no one from the police had tried to have any dialogue with them. He also alleged that the police has not provided them with any food or water for hours. “They are not allowing us to go outside, at the same time, they don’t want to give us any food. There are many farmers here who are very old and their condition is not good.”

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    murty
    Jul 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm
    Why central govt has to help T.N only.they are getting their share of taxes stedof looting by corruption and giving freebies like tv etc let the TN govt clear farmers loans if nodded. They can not expect from center.politics of cheap nature.other states have given from their funds.
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      Harisha
      Jul 18, 2017 at 6:28 am
      Because TN pays the highest taxes to the centre along with Maharashtra. Thats why!
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      kaipulla vvsangam
      Jul 17, 2017 at 2:21 am
      Monkey Bath has been told to import food by his big boss ! , Monkey bath is currently on Boot licking ceremony !
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        Gruham Bendakaluru
        Jul 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm
        This fellow Ayyakannu is a popular organiser of demonstrations in Tamilnadu ....all for a price. He is neither a farmer, nor has he taken any agricultural loans, but he is at the forefront of all farmer agitations. He is in high demand by farmer organisations for his innovative protesting methods. BTW, he only travels by flight....most probably by Business class. Its time true farmers disowned such frauds and went back to actual farming.
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          kaipulla vvsangam
          Jul 17, 2017 at 2:04 am
          - which is the actual farming you are mentioning here ? - hydrocarbon extraction on fertile cauvery basin , that too in the rice bowl of tamilnadu , thanjavur ? - Do you at least know where does ayyakkannu dwells ? , nor his profession(s) ? - Farmers all over india are agitating and this is the standard reply by BJP paid goons (frauds) like u. - People know who is fraud and who is bending before trump , pleasing him and licking his boots , signed TFA agreement , allowing online trade and walmart in to india , promising to pull indian farmers out of agriculture and import rice and wheat from "Big Boss" ? - $tupid slaves did not realise the fact that ur kids will literally become beggars begging food from US and facing famines again in india !
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            murty
            Jul 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm
            Why you slept when corrupt upa and dmk has done that.now you are making tamasa
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          Natarajan
          Jul 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm
          They have no sympathy or support back home and such third class behavior is embarrassing. Govt should kick them out of Delhi.
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            kaipulla vvsangam
            Jul 17, 2017 at 2:09 am
            Can you explain which is first class behavior in a democracy ? - do you still eat ur faeces . Absolutely no one can expect sympathy or support from BJP's benami govt beck home !
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            anaadyantaa
            Jul 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm
            It is a sad state of affairs for these farmers - no rain, no Kaveri water, no loan waivers that farmers in the other states are getting, and no CM who is able to champion their cause. The center should do something to help these farmers. If river water linking is not an option, the state and center should use tax revenue to invest in water technology (e.g. desalination, recycle-and-reuse).
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              Harry Arya
              Jul 16, 2017 at 9:39 pm
              Up Maharashtra waived farmer loans from their own pocket. Why are these fools protesting in Delhi ? They should strip Sasikala and Dinakaran who have swindled millions and waive their loans with that money. As said earlier, they should protest before TN assembly where ministers are busy horse trading MLAs.
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                kaipulla vvsangam
                Jul 17, 2017 at 2:14 am
                what does "own pocket" here means ? , do you mean money printed from "nashik" ? , for every 1 rupee TN is paying it gets back just 35Paise , whereas UP gets 1.30 paise for every 1 rupee it pays. Give TN its GDP , it will help to waive off farmer loans not just for TN , but to another state as well ! , u guys are living on their mercy !
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                  Harisha
                  Jul 18, 2017 at 6:30 am
                  UP paid loans from their own pocket? Thats hilarious! The beggar state paid money is own pocket? You think we are fools!!
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                  kaipulla vvsangam
                  Jul 17, 2017 at 2:29 am
                  It is center that is already ruling the state of TN. Do you know what is hydrocarbon extraction ? , who approves it ? and what is pre requisite for smooth extraction ? , what will happen to fertile delta land after extraction ? - why cauvery water was not allowed to flow in to TN ? - You better know reasons for these before commenting !
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                    Harisha
                    Jul 18, 2017 at 6:32 am
                    The PM needs money to pay for states with BJP govts, and for that we hard working south Indians must fund the money. Simple
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                  Subspan Raman
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm
                  who funds them? Why are they not farming? The shame us Tamils. Very obvious they are funded by some political party. Why are they not protesting in front of TN assembly?
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                    kaipulla vvsangam
                    Jul 17, 2017 at 2:17 am
                    It makes sense to protest against the real rulers who sits in delhi ! , no use in protesting against benami !
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                    Ash
                    Jul 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm
                    Sorry,Modi is planning his next trip abroad.The planet needs his advice.So you will have to wait.
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                      yash sehgal
                      Jul 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm
                      Send them to delhi zoo..they will make sense there..
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                        kaipulla vvsangam
                        Jul 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm
                        I never knew that entire delhi itself is a zoo ! , by the way where is the "monkey bath" ing now ?
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                          subramanyam
                          Jul 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm
                          you have no right to comment on farmers, siting in A/c room and making fun of farmers plight.
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                            Jai hind
                            Jul 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm
                            Zoo ... Ah ..see the filthy minded racism came out of his closet brain ... Zoo Khali nahi hai bhai woha tere Parivar se bara hua hai
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