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Maharashtra Farmer Protest March In Azad Maidan, To Meet Chief Minister
Nov 22, 2018 12:09:33 (IST)
Over 20,000 farmers began a two-day march from Thane to Mumbai's iconic Azad Maidan yesterday, eight months after a similar protest saw a sea of red - formed by farmers in red caps - on a long march through Maharashtra. 

What the farmers are demanding among other issues?
  • Compensation for drought
  • An unconditional farm loan waiver 
  • Transfer of forest rights to tribal 
In the run-up to the 2019 national election, states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have been facing massive farmer protests. On November 18, over 70 trains were disrupted in Punjab near Dasua, where farmers sat on rail tracks protesting non-payment of sugarcane dues by the state government.

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