India Daring, determined, disciplined: Story of Maha farmers’ march

04:50  13 march  2018
04:50  13 march  2018 Source:   Hindustan Times

Milk crisis? Storm Emma stopped the collection of fresh stock from many dairy farms

  Milk crisis? Storm Emma stopped the collection of fresh stock from many dairy farms Many farmers have exhausted their backup space for the milk collected, with possible knock on effects for the availability of milk on supermarket shelves.Many farms across the country have been unable to get their product out due to the bad weather and heavy snowfall, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar stressing the problem as being a “particular challenge” during the latest briefing of the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) this afternoon.

The massive march of over 30,000 farmers is now slowly proceeding towards the KJ Somaiya ground in central Mumbai. The farmers will be protesting outside the legislative assembly in Mumbai on March 12. Dailyhunt. related stories .

The 180-km-long march commenced on March 5 from the CBS Chowk in Central Nashik. The farmers of the state have been demanding a complete waiver of loans and electricity bills. Top Stories Business Sports Young Hans National Cinema Andhra Pradesh Life Style Crime Telangana.

(Provided by The Times of India)

Thousands of farmers walked the streets, donning red caps and waiving red flags from Nashik to Mumbai, a distance of around 200km, in a manner that made the entire nation watch them in awe. This wasn’t the first farmers’ march held in Maharashtra or in India, but the discipline that the protestors showed caught everyone’s eye. The way in which the march was organised, without causing any hassles to locals of areas the protestors passed through, earned the farmers tremendous goodwill.

They even preponed the last leg of their journey, from Somaiya Ground to Azad Maidan, in Mumbai to not inconvenience Class 10 and Class 12 students. Leaders of the All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), CPI(M)’s farmer unit that organised the march, admitted that it was a tough task to mobilise more than 30,000 farmers to march towards Mumbai.

Walking 180 km, 35,000 Farmers Reach Mumbai For Debt Waiver, Fair Pay

  Walking 180 km, 35,000 Farmers Reach Mumbai For Debt Waiver, Fair Pay Walking 180 km, 35,000 Farmers Reach Mumbai For Debt Waiver, Fair PayThe farmer contingent, including tribal cultivators, led by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), plans to gherao the Vidhan Sabha tomorrow to press their demands for complete loan waiver and transfer of adivasi land to farmers who have been tilling it for years. The adivasis, who have joined the movement in huge numbers, say it is a matter of life and death.

Let us enjoy reading this story of The Farmer and His Lazy Sons. In Madhanpur lived a very hardworking farmer named Gopal. He has three sons Ram, Laxman and Hanuman. All three were strong and healthy.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appreciated peaceful and disciplined march of farmers and reiterated his government’s commitment to the welfare of farmers . Over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra

ALSO READ: Maharashtra farmers call off protest as state agrees to demands

Ajit Nawale, state secretary of the AIKS, said, “We were forced to march to Mumbai in such large numbers. Our demands were being ignored constantly.”

The plan to carry out the march was first conceived at a CPI(M) district conference in Nashik, two months ago. Arjun Ade, chairman of the Maharashtra Rajya Kisan Sabha, said, “We have been protesting for two years to no avail. We marched to Nagpur in 2015, to Wai (Satara) in 2016, and to Mumbai in June 2017, when the government finally waived off farmers’ loans in principle. We realised, we needed to do something big to get the government to act, instead of make big promises. So we decided to mobilise farmers.”

December’s meeting in Nashik was headed by JP Gavit, CPI(M)’s MLA, and one of the faces behind the march. He called upon his party members to mobilise farmers from every nook and corner of Maharashtra, to highlight their plight before the government, Ade said. Once the march started, no other arrangements were needed.

The farmers slept when night fell, ate whatever villagers or supporters offered them, and resumed walking. That was their routine for the past week. Vehicles carrying supplies accompanied the march. Participants were divided in groups of 50 to 100 on the basis of their villages or areas and given supplies. At several places, food and water was supplied by politicians, NGOs.

Europe’s most famous Nazi hunters worry about where the continent is headed .
Serge and Beate Klarsfeld are dismayed by rising nationalism and xenophobia.The husband-and-wife team — through painstaking research and often daring exploits — has tracked down murderers from the suburbs of Damascus, Syria, to the jungles of Bolivia. They pushed for the arrests and ultimate convictions of former Nazis and French collaborators such as Maurice Papon, Paul Touvier and Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyon. And they have documented the stories of thousands of French Jews sent to the Nazi gas chambers.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!