The protest by farmers from Tamil Nadu at the Jantar Mantar entered its 15th day on Tuesday.
The farmers are demanding a drought relief package of Rs. 40, 000 crore from the Centre and a farm loan waiver.
“The voices of living farmers are not being heard... maybe our bodies will get the government’s attention,” they say.
The protesters have done everything, from displaying the skulls of fellow farmers who had committed suicide to dressing up as corpses and holding live mice in their mouths.
The skulls, they said, are also symbolic of the ghastly future that lies ahead for them. Stating that it was painful for them to dig out the skulls of their friends and family and put them on display, they said they had no other option.
Viduthalai Chiruthai Katchi leader Thol. Thirumavalavan spoke in solidarity with the protesting Tamil Nadu farmers.
Leaders across the political spectrum offering their support to them. Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister, V. Narayanaswamy was at the venue to express his solidarity with the protesting farmers.
Actors Prakash Raj and Vishal were also present at the venue.