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SC allows TN farmers to file intervention application in suicide cases

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Monday allowed the protesting farmers to file an intervention application in the farmers suicide cases.

The apex earlier April 13 issued a notice to the on the issue of farmer suicide and terming it as humanitarian crisis and is painful to hear that farmers are committing suicide and the state is remaining silent on the issue.

Farmers from have been on protest in the capital for over a month demanding drought relief from the Centre.

The petitioners had earlier approached the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court, where the had demanded an affidavit from the on the steps taken by them to prevent farmer suicides.

The court, however, refused to issue notice to Centre on the for now and said that first state needs to apprise it about the steps taken by it to stop farmers suicide in the state.

The bench also directed the state government not to consider the as one among others and utmost importance should be given to it.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 12:42 IST