Hanging By A Thread

Posted on April 29, 2015 in Staff Picks, The Drawing Room

final farmer suicide

With regard to the recent farmer suicides, the Agriculture Minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Dhankar, reportedly suggested that those who commit suicide are cowards and criminals, and deserve no state help. As the politics wages on, farmer Gajendra Singh’s suicide and that of thousands others like him, is reflective of the plight of farmers pushed to end their lives, while the state turns its back on them.