"It's better to die than to suffer" — UP sugarcane farmers write to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath, seek euthanasia

A group of farmers in Uttar Pradesh have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, threatening suicide over non-payment of sugarcane.

By Zee Media Bureau | PTI| Last Updated: May 07, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
"It's better to die than to suffer" — UP sugarcane farmers write to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath, seek euthanasia
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Baghpat: A group of farmers in Uttar Pradesh have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, threatening suicide over non-payment of sugarcane.

The farmers urged Prime Minister Modi and CM Adityanath for their intervention in the matter and asked them to take a decision over sugarcane payments in 15 days, otherwise they all will commit suicide on the 16th day as they cannot continue suffering anymore.

"It's better to die instead of suffering from pain," the letter read.

The newly formed Uttar Pradesh government is facing a challenge of dealing with the crisis of farmers, but the biggest problem is that of those sugarcane farmers who have not yet been paid.

There are many farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat who are worried about not receiving sugarcane payments, which has resulted in them writing letters to the Prime Minister and threatening to take the extreme step.