Delhi Police stops protesting naked, TN farmers from drinking urine
New Delhi : Grabbing eyeballs with their novel way of protest, Tamil Nadu farmers tried to drink urine in another desperate bid to draw the government's attention towards their plight. However, the Delhi Police stopped them from doing such things.
Over the last 39 days, they have shaved half of their moustache and head, kept mice and snakes in their mouth, conducted mock funerals, flogged themselves and carried skulls of other farmers, who had committed suicide due to debt pressure.
The farmers, whose protest entered the 40th day, drank urine even as police tried to stop them. They have been demanding a loan waiver, a revised drought relief package and better support prices for their produce.
P Ayyakkannu, who is leading the protest, said: "The Union government is not giving us water. So we are consuming urine."
Earlier, the protesters had said they would drink urine if the Centre failed to offer a solution to their problems within a day.
On April 10, they had stripped in front of the prime minister's office in New Delhi to press for their demands.