Saturday, April 12, 2008

India: Hair Dye Banned After Suicides

Published: April 12, 2008

The authorities in Uttar Pradesh State have banned the sale of a locally made hair dye after debt-ridden farmers were found to be drinking it to end their lives, a state official said. At least 11 farmers have died from swallowing the cheap dye in a drought-hit part of the state in the last three months, he said. In parts of western and southern India, the dire economic state of farmers has been blamed for thousands of suicides in recent years.

Source: New York Times.

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