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Kisan Long March: Farmers across Maharashtra to march towards Mumbai again

The farmers across Maharashtra including Pune, Palghar, Thane, Nashik will participate in the 'Kisan Long March' and are expected to reach Mumbai on February 27

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After turning the whole of Mumbai into a red sea in March 2018, the farmers across Maharashtra will initiate their march once again - while protesting against the state government pressing their demands – on February 20. The marching farmers are expected to enter Mumbai on February 27. 

For the last one year, the farmers and Adivasis have been protesting against the establishment across the country. In an ongoing agrarian crisis, the farmers marched towards Delhi and Mumbai in November and March 2018, respectively, under the label of ‘Kisan Long March’ to demand their basic rights. 

Earlier in March 2018, the Maharashtra government gave assurances to the protesting farmers at Azad Maidan. However, minimal or no attention has been given to the same. The farmers marched from Nashik to Mumbai on foot covering 180 km distance. 

While addressing a press conference in Nashik, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday said that twice the number of farmers, as compared to last year will start their March towards Mumbai from Nashik on February 20.

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Earlier in November 2018, the farmers and Adivasis across the state also came to Mumbai to protest while demanding the implementation of Swaminathan report and to settle the land, forests claims. 

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