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Kisan Morcha: 1 lakh farmers begin walk in Delhi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 29 Nov 2018, 12:59:27 PM
The march has been organized by the CPM-All India Kisan Sabha (Photo: Twitter@ANI)

New Delhi:

Farmers from across the country have assembled in the national capital to participate in a two-day Kisan Mukti March demanding a 21-day special session of Parliament to discuss the continuing agrarian distress. The march has been organized by the CPM-All India Kisan Sabha. The farmers are seeking passage of two private member bills — on loan waivers and on assured procurement alongside MSP for farm produce. The march has the support of 200 organisations that comprise the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC).

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On Thursday morning, farmers arrived at the Anand Vihar railway station where they were welcomed by members of Left-backed students’ outfit All India Students Association (AISA). Farmers also reached Bijwasan in southwest Delhi and began their march towards Ramlila Maidan throwing traffic on the Bijwasan and Dwarka Link Road a tizzy. Farmer leaders said they were expecting as many as one lakh farmers at Ramlila Maidan by evening. On Friday, they will march from there to Parliament. 

LIVE UPDATES:

12.50 pm: Farmers protest near Ramlila Maidan.

12.15 pm: Farmers protest in the Sarai Kale Khan area.

10.45 am: Farmers who gathered at Bijwasan, on their way to Ramlila Maidan.

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First Published : 29 Nov 2018, 10:51:26 AM

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