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Farmers of Maharashtra have been protesting in Mumbai to take their voice to the Maharashtra government for the implementation and execution of the Maharashtra government’s loan waiver scheme for the farmers.
It has now become a National movement as about 55,000 farmers marched from Nasik to Mumbai for 6 continuous days, got injuries and bristles on feet. A picture of a farmer is going viral on Twitter where he can be seen carrying a solar panel on his head.
Farmers have no access to electricity so Lakshman Bhasre from Tryumbakeshwar Taluka has been marching for 6 days with a tiny solar panel on his head. He uses it to charge his phone and help other marchers charge theirs.
Favourite photo from #KisanLongMarch this afternoon — Farmers have no access to electricity so Lakshman Bhasre from Tryumbakeshwar Taluka has been marching for 6 days with a tiny solar panel on his head. He uses it to charge his phone and help other marchers charge theirs. pic.twitter.com/3He32abd4z
— Pragya Tiwari (@PragyaTiwari) March 12, 2018
They walked continuously for 6 days to protest in the financial capital and the pictures are heart-wrenching.
— Nidhi Jamwal (@JamwalNidhi) March 11, 2018
They have been doing silent protests and again gained our respect when we came to know that they marched in the midnight to avoid any inconvenience to the students who are appearing for board exams.
These #Farmers wl b marching in d Midnight to avoid any inconvenience to your children who r appearing for board exams. Now B4 u question or abuse them, remembr, they too r fighting fr a better future of their children. #LongMarch #FarmersMarch #FarmersProtest #KisanLongMarch pic.twitter.com/PacvRfmEbu
— Kamlesh Sutar (@kamleshsutar) March 11, 2018
The farmers received a warm welcome and support from the students of IIT Bombay. Here’s the video:
— AIKS (@KisanSabha) March 11, 2018
Even people from various communities came forward to help them and serve them food and water. A large group of Muslim brothers distributed water, dates and biscuits to the marching farmers.
It’s 4.30 am. When #KisanLongMarch reached Byculla junction, a large group of Muslim brothers distributed water, dates and biscuits to the marching https://t.co/AjIbNdij2I was an extraordinary act of solidarity, which the peasants reciprocated with loud slogans of Lal Salam. pic.twitter.com/teIOnA76iq
— Sudeep Sudhakaran (@SudeepSudhakrn) March 11, 2018
The Sikh community and the Dabbawalas in Mumbai served water and distributes food to farmers participating in the march.
— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 11, 2018
According to the latest reports, the farmers have attained victory and are now sighing in relief as all their demands are being accepted. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said “all demands” are being accepted.