Killing neglect

Print edition : May 29, 2015

Gajendra Singh, the farmer from Dausa, before he hanged himself from a tree at an AAP rally in New Delhi on April 22. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Members of the farming community at the Bhoomi Adhikar Sangharsh Andolan rally against the Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi on May 5. Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP

Even as a group of political parties feels the NDA government is insensitive to the crop losses suffered by the farming community and is downplaying the extent of suicides by farmers, the government justifies the Land Acquisition Ordinance as a panacea to the crisis.
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