More than 5,000 farmers leave on a 1,300-km ‘vehicle march’ to Delhi, saying their only demand is the repeal of farm laws
Farmer protests in Mumbai, pic: AFP
Around 5,000 farmers under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), began a 1,300-km-long ‘Vehicular March’ from Nashik, on Monday, to the national capital borders, where farmers from across the country have been protesting demanding the repeal of three recently passed Farm laws. At noon on Tuesday, while more farmers under the AIKS will assemble at Maharashtra’s Dhule before they leave for Delhi, another 10,000 farmers are expected to undertake a peaceful protest march from the Collector’s Office in Bandra to the Ambani Corporate Complex in BKC to express their unhappiness with the government at the Centre.
Farmers protest at Ghaziabad on Monday. PIC/PTI
Around 5,000 of us will gather at the Dhule border on Tuesday at noon and 2,000 of us will then depart for Delhi via cars, jeeps, trucks and tempos,” said Ashok Dhawale, national president of AIKS and working committee member of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC). “The farmers’ movement is an all India struggle, and this is something that urban India needs to understand. We want to show that people are coming from 1,300 km away to support the lakhs of farmers.