The ‘Red Sea’ of Farmers Handled With ‘Care’ by Fadnavis Government, ‘Long March’ by Farmers Gets a Happy Ending in Mumbai
The Red Sea, a sea of more than 30,000 farmers started their march to make their voices heard. The walk started from Nashik on 6th March and came all the way to Mumbai on 12th March. The Maharashtra Farmers' protest was finally called off after an assured assistance of the Government to the farmers in writing.
Ed Sea OfOFarmersf Mumb: While the country was swamped with scams, there was a wave of sea rising in tide in Maharashtra. The Red Sea, a sea of more than 30,000 farmers started their march to make their voices heard. The walk started from Nashik on 6th March and came all the way to Mumbai on 12th March. More than 30,000 farmers walked 180kms day and night to make sure that the government of the day hears them. The protesters marched-on with their red flags, camped in Azad Maidan in Mumbai, critisized the Government for their policies and presented 13 demands to be fullfilled.
The farmers even marched throughout the night in Mumbai in order to keep the Maximum city out of chaos in the morning concentrating specifically on students appearing for exams in the morning. While the farmers carried their food with them, Mumbaikars did not leave the opportunity to lend a helping hand to the people who feed the entire state. Mumbaikars came out with water, food, medical equipments, footwear, etc.
While the farmers led by All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) camped at Azad maidan, their leader Ashok Dhawale kept 13 demands that were to be fulfilled by the Government. The most important demands included that complete loan waiver, implementation of Swaminathan Commission, compensation for crop losses due to untimely rains, hailstorms, land acquisition reform, lower farmer’s suicide, etc. to name a few. The uproar of these farmers was heard by the Legislative Assembly as well as in the Parliament. Honorable Chief Minister in the assembly addressed the issue and asserted his Government’s support to the farmers. Apart from that, NGOs, political parties like Shiv Sena openly supported the agitating farmers.
The farmers’ community met CM Devendra Fadnavis to discuss on the issues of farmers. According to the CM, the meeting with the farmers went positive, where the Government assured the farmers in writing that all their demands will be met. The Government also is going to arrange for special trains to take the farmers back to their homes. The Government has asked for 6 months in order to implement land acquisition reforms where 10 acres of land will be given to the farmers on forest lands. They decided to share the waters of River Narmada to provide irrigation facilities to all the farmers.
The Maharashtra Farmers’ protest was finally called off after an assured assistance of the Government to the farmers in writing. The voices with bliters on feet in the scorching sun were heard and we couldn’t be happier. For now, the protest ends.
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