It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.
Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.
Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.
The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.
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