New Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers, who are protesting in Delhi for drought relief fund, stripped outside South Block near Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday after they were allegedly not allowed to meet the President.
Three of the protesting farmer stripped, shouted slogans and rolled on the road chanting “Shiva”. Cops intervened and took the protesters back to their site at Jantar Mantar.
According to the protesters, a group of nine Tamil Nadu farmers, including their leader P Ayyakannu, had gone to Rashtrapati Bhavan hoping to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and to submit their list of grievances and demands. However, the farmers said they were not allowed to enter and asked to send a representative in. Soon after, the farmers started agitating by stripping on Raisina Hill. Three of them, aged between 32 and 59 years, also rolled on the ground.