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The Killing Fields Of India

The volcanic eruption of farmers unrest in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra which also threatens to engulf pollbound Gujarat had been simmering for long. The Narendra Modi government ,however,chose to remain in a state of denial to their miserable plight reflected in the rising tide of farmers suicides,countrywide.That is until a single individual from his home state ,Gujarat, decided to take it upon himself to point out that the emperor had no clothes.And with resounding success.
‘Main akela hi chala tha janibe-manzil magar,log sath ate gaye aur karva banta gaya’( I had started out alone in the quest of my goal but people kept joining in and it became a caravan). The words rang true for a Gujarat farmer whose desperate quest to stem the economic ruin and resultant suicides by scores of farmers countrywide, is now yielding results.
It was milk and honey to his ears  when on May 2 the Centre admitted before the Supreme Court that over 12,000 suicides were reported in the agricul…