The victims of endosulfan pesticide in Dakshina Kannada district have decided to go on an indefinite fast if the government did not agree to their demands including permanent rehabilitation. In a statement here, Samiti president K Shridhara Gowda said a dharna would be held by endosulfan victims at Kokkada in Puttur taluk of the district on May 27. The Samiti had invited Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other ministers to come to the venue of the dharna and listen to their grievances. If the government did not respond positively to their demands, the victims would begin an indefinite fast at the venue from the next day under the banner of 'Endosulfan Virodhi Horata Samiti', he said. The state government had not considered the demands of endosulfan victims for permanent rehabilitation, increased compensation and monthly stipend, he alleged.
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