1000’s of peasants took to the streets throughout Maharashtra on Friday elevating slogans, carrying banners and posters to protest towards what they termed as “the anti-farmers” legislation lately handed by Parliament.
The agitation has been supported by the Congress, Nationalist Congress Occasion, All India Kisan Sabha, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and different main farmers organisations within the state.
Spearheaded by AIKS President Ashok Dhawale from Palghar, in Mumbai it was led by Mahendra Ugade, Sunil Kharpat in Thane, Subhash Dake in Beed, Govind Ardad in Jalna, Sudam Thakre in Nandurbar, Arjun Ade in Nanded.
In Kolhapur, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana President Raju Shetti urged farmers within the state and everywhere in the nation to protest the legal guidelines with full vigour, and led an agitation through which a bonfire was fabricated from the copies of the legislation.
“These legal guidelines are detrimental to the very survival of the farming neighborhood. The federal government has pushed via these legal guidelines undemocratically and it was a black day when it was handed in parliament… We won’t tolerate the injustice meted out to the farmers,” Shetti.
State SSS President Sandeep Jagtap led farmers in Nashik the place they protested by burning an effigy of the centre and shouted slogans condemning the federal government.
Related protests are being carried out in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Nandurbar, Jalna, Beed, Aurangabad, Nanded, Yavatmal, Buldhana with hundreds of farmers participating within the agitation and marching to workplaces of the native Collectors or tehsildars.