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Jan 07, 2013 at 10:23am IST

Awaiting pensions, 165 differently-abled citizens seek permission to commit suicide

New Delhi: Nearly 165 old and differently-abled citizens in Maharashtra have sought permission from the President to commit mass suicide. Thrust into abject poverty, the people in the Mahagaon Tehsil of Yavatmal district have not received their pension for the past 2 years.

They have now submitted a letter to the Tehsildar seeking permission from the President for killing themselves on Republic Day if their grievances are not addressed. The letter has been written by beneficiaries of government schemes from 54 villages of the Mahagaon Tehsil.

"What is the use of living in such conditions, that is why we have asked for a permission to die," said one of the citizens, Kantabai Karlewar.

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