Nashik farmers reach Mumbai as part of protest against farm laws

Farmers from Nashik affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and other farmer organisations reached Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Sunday evening after having marched in support of farmers agitating against three agriculture laws at Delhi borders.

ANI | Nashik (Maharashtra) | Updated: 24-01-2021 20:28 IST | Created: 24-01-2021 20:28 IST
Nashik farmers reach Mumbai as part of protest against farm laws
Nashik farmers reaching Azad Maidan in Mumbai [Photo/ANI]. Image Credit: ANI

Farmers from Nashik affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha and other farmer organisations reached Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Sunday evening after having marched in support of farmers agitating against three agriculture laws at Delhi borders. Farmers will gather in Mumbai and then march towards Delhi so as to support the ongoing farmers' protest in Delhi on Republic Day.

Around 15,000 farmers had already started their statewide vehicle march from Nashik to Mumbai on Saturday. The march, which began from the Golf Club Maidan with hundreds of tempos and other vehicles, was halted in the night at Ghatandevi near Igatpuri. It has been resumed and the farmers started their march towards Kasara Ghat so as to reach Mumbai.

"The three black laws brought by the government are anti-farmers. Our voices should reach from Maharashtra to Mumbai. We will march to Mumbai and then reach Delhi on January 26. Farmers from at least 23 districts like Thane, Nashik, Palghar, and Ahmednagar have joined our march," said a participant at the march in Nashik. Farmers from all across the country are marching towards Delhi in order to take part in 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' on the occasion of Republic Day. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have reached on Tikri border.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has asked the farmers to take part in the agitation from January 23 to 26, including rallies to the Governors of states. Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. (ANI)

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