Rail roko, farmers and Dalits: These mega protests brought Mumbai to a standstill

Nov 30, 2018, 10:32 IST
  • Rail roko, farmers and Dalits: These mega protests brought Mumbai to a standstill

    Students of the All India Act Apprentice Association, who had passed the apprentice exam, launched a 'rail roko' protest in Mumbai. The 400-500 students who had come from various states, caused a massive disruption of the Centrail Railways services. The students demanded full-time jobs in the Indian Railways and the scrapping of the rail general manager's quota (GM quota) of filling in 20 per cent vacancies

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    Over 25,000 farmers, all members of the CPI-M's All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) — the country's largest organisation representing farmers and labourers, reached Mumbai on foot after setting out on a 180-km-long protest journey from Nashik. The farmers demands included a slew of measures, such as the complete waiver of loans, fair wages for their agricultural products, compensation for crops destroyed by the pink bollworm, and immediate implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations

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    Another photo of the members of the CPI-M's All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) during their protest

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    Mumbai was on deluged by a mammoth 'Maratha storm' when lakhs of people from the Maratha Kranti Morcha began their first, biggest and final mammoth 'mook morcha' (silent procession). The procession resulted in disruptions in road and rail traffic inconveniencing millions of commuters rushing home from workplaces this evening. All schools and colleges in South Mumbai were ordered shut by the government. One of the prime demands of the community was that the accused in the Maratha minor gang rape in Kopardi be punished

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    Mumbaikars faced problems while commuting on 'Raksha Bandhan' in 2017 as the local public transport division BEST Workers' Union protested to press their wage-related demands

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    The lynching and murder of 16-year-old Junaid Khan in Ballabhgarh led a nation-wide uprising. The citizen's movement, known as #NotInMyName was started in Mumbai with industry heavy-weights like Shabana Azmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Nandita Das taking front stage

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    Teachers staged a protest against Mumbai University's demand that they finish assessing all papers by July 20 despite glitches in the new online system

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    Fed up of the authorities turning a blind eye to their protest against the fee hike, students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), Powai, went on a relay hunger strike in the city

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    Farmers called for a strike in order to demand a loan waiver. The strike went on for 11 days. Major cities like Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and others felt the pinch of the strike as shortages loomed large, coupled with spiralling prices of essentials like milk, fresh fruit, vegetables, and even food grain. The strike ended after Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announced loan waiver

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    Members of the Christian community staged a protest in July 2017 against the local civic body for demolishing a holy cross in suburban Bandra

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    The Mumbai Press Club along with other media organisations like TV Journalists' Association, Bombay News Photographers Association among others, staged a mammoth protest to condemn the attack of journalists at New Delhi's Patiala House courts

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  • Rail roko, farmers and Dalits: These mega protests brought Mumbai to a standstill

    Many chemists began pulling down the shutters one midnight as part of a day-long strike in May 2017 called by their umbrella organisation, the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists.

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    The APMCs and middlemen, also called as adatiyas (commission agents) protested in the month of June 2017 against the government’s amendments to the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, which allows farmers to sell their products directly to big and small consumers

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    Junior college teachers launched a protest against the state education department. Their demands included the need for the state government to make financial provisions for teachers who were hired on baseline posts after 2002, and were pending with the government since 2007

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    Scores of students protested the massive goof-up caused in the evaluation of answer sheets by Mumbai University. Hundreds of students did not receive marks or were declared absent after the university misplaced their answer sheets

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    Resident doctors went on a strike in March 2017, a strike which lasted for a long time. Nearly 4,000 resident doctors have stayed away from work, demanding enhanced security in the wake of a string of attacks on their colleagues by patients' relatives at government hospitals across the state.

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Protests have always made its way to the city of Mumbai for decades. However, there is a list of them that have brought the city to a clear standstill. Let's take a look at them

 

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