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Navanirman activists observe Jail Bharo Andolan in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, November 19: A large number activists of the Navanirman Krushak Sanghathan, a farmers body fighting for the cause of peasants in the State, on Thursday observed a Jail Bharo Andolan by organising a protest rally in the capital city here protesting the poor treatment of the Government to farmers and the arrest of seven farmer leaders for intercepting the vehicle of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharhaty in Jagatsinghpur.

Slamming the Government for not extending support to debt-ridden farmers who are being allegedly forced to commit suicide due to crop loss after scanty rainfall, the activists marched towards the residence the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Police intercepted them midway and arrested the agitating activists.

The Sangathan has been demanding due respect to farmers, adequate compensation to the kin of the deceased farmers who have committed suicide due to crop loss and loan burden.

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