Karunakaran deposits 1 lakh rupees in farmer Balan’s account

Kollywood is rushing to the help of Balan, the farmer in Thanjavur district who was assaulted by police personnel for not paying few installments of the tractor loan he had obtained.

A day after Nadigar Sangam secretary Vishal came forward to settle the loan of Balan, popular comedian Karunakaran today announced depositing Rs one lakh in the account of the farmer.

The videos of the farmer being beaten up, went viral a couple of days ago, causing human rights concern.

This news has gained nationwide reach, at the same time of India’s biggest business magnet Vijay Mallaya who got loans in hundreds of millions from all the Indian banks, have escaped
from India with ease.

It is said that, Balan had borrowed Rs 3.4 lakh and had paid Rs 4.1 lakh including interest with just a couple of instalments to be paid.

Now the actor Karunakaran, well known as a comedian has voluntarily lent a helping hand to the farmer. The actor, transferred Rs 1,30,000 to the account of Thanjavur based farmer Balan. Vishal was another actor who offered to help.

This, Karunakaran said, is a humble gesture to the farmer. On Friday, Vishal said he would settle the dues of Balan and posted on his online page: “Balan.i don’t know u. But u r a farmer. I pledge my support to u. Monetarily. I don’t know ur loans.but accept my support.god bless.”

It is to be noted that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued notices to Tamil Nadu government on the attack.

“NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports that officials of a private bank with the assistance of police came to seize the tractor of a farmer and brutally attacked him and forcibly took him to a police vehicle, as they wanted to recover the money he had borrowed,” a statement said.


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