Human Rights Throws Notice at T-State on Farmers’ Suicides

NHRCThe National Human Rights Commission on its own motion issued a notice to the state government of Telangana over farmers’ suicide in the state in the last five months.

The NHRC demanded a report on the suicides of 76 farmers in the state, as reported by the media, within in two weeks. The notice sent to the State Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma also states that a serious issue of human rights violation would be raised if the media reports are found to be true.

The report mentions, that “reportedly, thousands of farmers are caught in a vicious cycle of debts due to low yields or total crop failure and there was constant pressure from moneylenders and when it does not rain and crops start failing, all they can think of is escaping it by taking their own lives.”

Though the media reported 76 farmers committing suicide under TRS reign, the opposition parties claimed the figure as 500.

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