Indian farmers call off protest after Maharashtra government bows to demands

13 March, 2018, 11:22 | Author: Bert Pena
  • The farmers who are covering a stretch of 30 km every day aims at gheraoing Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha in Mumbai on March 12. | ANI Twitter

Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government has approached the leaders of the ongoing farmer agitation to discuss their demands, and promised a time-bound solution to grievances.

Addressing the agitating farmers, CM Fadnavis announced that his government has accepted all demands and said that the talks with the delegation of farmers were very conducive. Nearly, 75,000 farmers have marched in Mumbai demanding implementations of Forest Right Act 2008, Dr Swaminathan commission report for fair prices and complete loan waiver among others.

"Not mercy but we demand our rights" more than 30,000 distressed farmers a lot of them from tribal belts put up a show of strength in South Mumbai's Azad Maidan. "There has been so much help that an entire truck the protesters brought with them was still full of food", Kisan Gujar, state president of the All India Kisan Sabha, said. A large number of Mumbaikars were seen distributing food, water, and footwear to the farmers marching in the heat and dust, a lot of them barefoot.

The government has been receptive to their demands and the state CM admitted that "About 90 to 95 per cent are poor tribals who are fighting to protect their forest land and rights".

Estimated in the tens of thousands, the protesting farmers reportedly walked hundreds of kilometers to reach Mumbai, where they intend to stage a sit-in until their demands are heard. "The government can do a lot for them, but the (Maoists') ideology is stopping them".

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About the commitments made, he said, "An important decision we have taken is to extend the loan waiver scheme to cover the 2001-to-2009 period as many farmers (affected during this time) didn't get any benefit in the waiver announced in 2008".

BJP lawmaker Poonam Mahajan, however, triggered controversy, saying, "I respect these farmers but what bothered me the most is that these farmers are holding communist flags".

The six-day march by Maharashtra's farmers ended with a promise from the state government, at least on paper, to fulfil their demands, which included a loan waiver and rights over their land.

Residents showering the farmers with flowers from a walkway near Mulund. Farmer leaders have called the statement a lie, accusing the government of trying to "discredit" the protest. Leaders of every party and the people of Mumbai supported us.


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