Will protest until our demands are met: Farmers march towards Maharashtra Assembly in Mumbai

Earlier in March, the farmers had protested against Maharashtra government to press their demands. Claiming that their demands were not fulfilled, the farmers are walking towards Vidhan Sabha again

  • Will protest until our demands are met: Farmers march towards Maharashtra Assembly in Mumbai
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Amid the ongoing Maharashtra Assembly winter session, Farmers and Adivasis, in thousands across Maharashtra, are marching towards Vidhan Sabha in Mumbai protesting against the government. They are marching to press their demands on several issues affecting their livelihood. The protesters reached Thane on Tuesday night.  

While walking tirelessly on Wednesday from Thane, the farmers and  Adivasis assembled at Chunabhatti’s Somaiya Ground in the evening and started their march towards Vidhan Sabha at 5:00 in the morning on Thursday. The protesters plan to enclose the Vidhan Sabha, demanding the administration to focus on their demands. 

The protesters say that if they won’t be allowed to visit Vidhan Sabha, they will carry out a protest and won’t move until their demands are met. The farmers are demanding that the Swaminathan report should be implemented which will cater to the land reform issues including fundamental facilities along with their demand to hike Minimum Support Price (MSP).

The protestors also demand compensation for the drought in the state. Earlier, the farmers denied meeting Maharashtra Irrigation Minister Girish Mahajan saying that they don’t want only assurances from the government. 

Earlier in March, the farmers had protested at Azad Maidan, Mumbai, after walking all the way from Nashik. The Kisan Long March was seen as one of the biggest farmers’ protest. Maharashtra government had promised to fulfil their demands but failed to do so. 

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