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“Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Rajasthan”: Last words of farmer Gajender who killed himself in ‘Kisan Rally’

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘kisan rally’ against the contentious Land Acquisition Bill witnessed chaos in the afternoon when a man committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree.

The man, identified as Gajender Singh Rajput, from Rajasthan’s Dausa district, killed himself even after AAP leaders urged him to come down.

Gajender was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Before ending his life, the farmer from Rajasthan had written a suicide note, which said he had nothing to look forward to in life as his entire crop had been destroyed by unseasonal rains.

In the end of his suicide note, Gajendar had written, “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Rajasthan”.

Recently, India has witnessed a surge in suicide rates of dozen debt-laden farmers. Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have taken a toll on the crops, most likely contributing to the suicides; however, the distressed farmers are blaming the government that not enough steps are taken to deliver relief to  them.  Along with that, the Land Acquisition Bill, that is tailor-made to suit the business houses, has doubled the discontent among the farmers. Also, the political parties are not leaving any stone unturned in extracting the maximum political gains from the issue.

Amid the political battle, it’s the farmer who is crushed like an insect and used as a tool to maximize political mileage for the political parties.

Recently, over 400 ryots (farmers) have killed themselves in Uttar Pradesh after their crops were damaged by the freakish weather phenomenon.

Statistics suggest that over 24.7 million acres of crops were destroyed in the unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the months of March and early April, and still central government says that there is no clear link to the suicides.

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Amitabh Bachchan To Help 850 UP Farmers to Pay Off Their Loans

He said over 350 farmers' loans that were difficult to pay off, were paid off too to prevent them from committing suicide

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Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan says over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified, and their loans to the tune of Rs 5.5 crore will be taken care of.

“A list of over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified and their loans amounting to over 5.5 crore shall be taken care of… The assistance from the Bank in question assists in its execution and its benevolence,” the 76-year-old actor posted on his blog.

He had recently, through the government agencies, identified 44 families who had lost their loved ones – martyrs who gave up their lives for the country – and distributed cash to them as a gesture.

Big B said on his blog that it was a “satisfying experience”.

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Amitabh Bachchan. Pixabay

“44 families diversified into 112 entities were given out in my small way from Maharashtra. The bravehearts, the shaheed… More needs to be done from other parts of the country too… it shall be done,” he added.

He said over 350 farmers’ loans that were difficult to pay off, were paid off too to prevent them from committing suicide.

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The 76-year-old also said he will contribute to ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati Karmveer’ Ajeet Singh, who works towards protection of girls forced into prostitution, in a gesture to help his endeavour. Apart from this, Big B said he will also contribute to Sarbani Das Roy. (IANS)