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Debt-ridden farmers seek permission to sell organs

Demanding official permission to sell their body organs to overcome heavy losses faced by the farming community, members of the Bhartiya Kishan Union (BKU) staged a protest in Kurukshetra on Monday.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2013 20:12 IST
HT Correspondent

Demanding official permission to sell their body organs to overcome heavy losses faced by the farming community, members of the Bhartiya Kishan Union (BKU) staged a protest in Kurukshetra on Monday.

Led by the BKU's state president Gurnam Singh Chaduni, farmers submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to frame a policy under which farmers should be allowed to sell their organs.

A total of 33 farmers submitted their protest letter to the tehlisdar.

"Owing to the poor policies, farmers are neck-deep in debts. We are being paid a meager amount of the actual cost of production of various crops," Chaduni said.
He said the Center and the Haryana governments were doing a lip service for the welfare of farmers and resisted from implementing the MS Swaminathan Committee.

"According to the National Crime Record Bureau every year 20,000 farmers commit suicide. The anti-farmer policies where farmers are unable to clear their debts are responsible for the dismal condition," he said.

"If the Center could do nothing then it should allow farmers to sell their body organs to pay back their debts," Chaduni said.