Farmer committed suicide in India: Yet another Punjab farmer committed suicide in Punjab on Monday outside the Punjab Finance Minister’s Residence Parminder Dhindsa. Darshan Singh, 55 had consumed poison died at the Patiala hospital. His family members have refused to cremate his body until the demands of the farmers are met.
The farmers’ organisation had been asking for a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and loan waiver.
Farmer committed suicide in India, kin wants demands to be met
“They agreed to provide Rs 10 lakh compensation, waiver of his debt and FIR registration against the rice sheller owner who was harassing him, but we want a government job for his family…Administration is not agreeing to our demand for a government job for one family member, though it has agreed to give compensation, waiver of his pending debt and FIR registration against persons responsible for harassing him, but we want a government job for his family to arrange livelihood.”
-Joginder Singh Ugrahan, state president of BKU Ekta Ugrahan
“We have checked all records and there is no land or loan in the name of the deceased. His father had taken a loan of Rs 20 lakh for opening a sheller which ran into losses. Still, we have agreed to some of their demands”, said Jaskiran Singh, deputy commissioner Sangrur. He said that it was not a case of Farmer’s suicide.
The farmer’s suicide has always been a grave issue of concern for the country. As per the National Crime Records Bureau of India report, the highest number of farmer suicides were recorded in the year 2004 the numbers were as high as 18241 farmers.