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Agriculture: Farmers' Suicides

Children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra, protests in New Delhi to draw the attention of government towards condition of farmers. They were demanding for fair and remunerative price of the crop and implementation of Swaminathan Commission.

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Children of farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra, protests in New Delhi to draw the attention of government towards condition of farmers. They were demanding for fair and remunerative price of the crop and implementation of Swaminathan Commission.

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Survivor children of the farmers who have committed suicide take part in a protest against the issue during 'Kisan Mukti Sansad' at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia meeting with family members of the farmers who committed sucide in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh.

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Tamil Nadu farmers, protesting at Jantar Mantar, protest naked outside the Prime Minister’s Office in North Block against farmer suicides, in New Delhi.

South film star Prakashraj (L) and Vishal (R) extending their support to agitating Tamil Nadu farmers at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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A Tamil Nadu farmer wearing a necklace of human skulls representing suicides by agricultural workers, with other farmers during 100 days Hunger Strike demanding river interlinking and other farmers issues at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Members of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan stage protest against series of farmers suicide in Odisha.

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Family members of farmers who committed suicides due to drought staging silent dharna against the state Government demanding compensation in Bhopal.

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BJP legislators marching towards Telangana Assembly during a demonstration demanding compensations to the families of the farmers who committed suicide, in Hyderabad, Telangana.

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A group of farmers from Telangana sit around earthen bowls arranged in the shape of the state map, at a protest demanding compensation for farmers who committed suicide, at Indira Park in Hyderabad.

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Rahul Gandhi with family members of a farmer who committed suicide, during his padyatra in Amravati district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

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Rahul Gandhi meeting family members of a farmer who committed suicide, during his 15-km padyatra in Amravati district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh broke down on live television as he talked to the daughter of Gajendra Singh, the farmer from Rajasthan who killed himself during an AAP rally at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar.

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Farmer Gajendra Singh's brother speaks to the media. The farmers family has rejected Arvind Kejriwal's apology and demanded a CBI probe.

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Tragic turn Gajendra Singh, after he hanged himself in Delhi

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Farmers gather during cremation of Gajendra Singh in Dausa district, Rajasthan.

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Farmer suicide.

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BJP Delhi workers protest gainst Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over farmer Gajender Singh's suicide at an AAP rally, in New Delhi.

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'Watch Me on TV,' farmer told brother before he hanged himself at AAP rally, in New Delhi. Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself in front of thousands at an Aam Aadmi Party rally on Wednesday, was not the sort to commit suicide, says his shell-shocked family.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other BJP members observe a silence to pay tribute farmer Gajendra Singh in the Rajya Sabha.

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BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay brave water cannons during a protest against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal over farmer Gajender Singh's suicide at an AAP rally, in New Delhi.

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Congress members observe a silence to pay tribute to farmer Gajendra Singh, in the Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.

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Sharing "pain" over the suicide by a farmer, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the agriculture community's problems are "old, deep-rooted and widespread" which need to be addressed collectively and expressed willingness to accept any suggestion with an open mind.

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'Watch Me on TV,' farmer told brother before he hanged himself at AAP rally, in New Delhi. Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself in front of thousands at an Aam Aadmi Party rally on Wednesday, was not the sort to commit suicide, says his shell-shocked family.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, DPCC chief Ajay Maken and President of Indian Youth Congress, Amarinder Singh Raja at Lady Hardinge hospital where the body of farmer Gajender Singh, who committed suicide at AAP's rally, was brought for post-mortem in New Delhi.

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Farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Farmer Gajendra Singh who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sits flanked by Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia, left and Kumar Vishwas at a farmer’s rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Farmers and Aam Aadmi Party supporters display pictures of Delhi Chief Minister leader Arvind Kejriwal at a rally, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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The farmer who committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the AAP farmers rally at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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A man reported to be a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally organised in protest against the Land Acquisition Bil at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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A man reported to be a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally organised in protest against the Land Acquisition Bil at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Family members of the farmer mourn after his suicide in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.

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Police detains a SUCI activist during an agitation in front of Governor house in Kolkata against the suicide of potato farmers in the rural area.

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Police lathi charge Youth Congress supporters during their protest outside Vidhan Bhawan over the issue of Farmers suicide, in Nagpur.

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Telangana sees a rash of farmer suicides, 207 in the last four months. Lack of rainfall, high mortgage land leases blamed; cotton, chilli farmers the worst affected.

Pramila Dhote’s son Vijay killed himself

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Daughter of Pranab Boro, an activist of Krisak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) who self-immolated during an agitation to demand land deeds for the people at Assam Secretariat, in Guwahati.

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Mandabai Kondiba Bansode’s husband Kundalik Kondiba Bansode committed suicide last month, unable to repay loans of over Rs 1.5 lakh

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“Saurashtra becomes another Vidarbha, and the government remains ignorant” Rajabhai kambalia, 49, Farmer, Forala village, Rajkot district

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A TDP worker dressed up as farmer enacts suicide while participating in a demonstration highlighting farmers' problems in Hyderabad.

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Gone to seed Grieving family of a cotton farmer who committed suicide in Vidarbha

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Embracing death Microcredit has been the bane of many a farmer. Many have been forced to commit suicide.

East Midnapore: A farmer's relative seeks blessings of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally to observe 'Farmers Day', in the memory of the killings of farmers in Nandigram, at Nadigram in East Midnapore district of West Bengal.

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Left behind Ritik holds up a photo of Azad, his dead father