Farmers are marching again in Maharashtra

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About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts will undertake a second “Long March” in Maharashtra from 20th February, 2019

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The march will begin from Nashik and end in Mumbai on February 27, 2019.

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All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) accused the BJP-led Government at the Centre and Maharashtra of betraying the farmers.

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Hence, it announced that several peasants' groups would once again take out the long march

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In march last year, over 40,000 farmers had undertaken a march towards Mumbai to stage a protest

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The protest, called by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha (ABKS) was against the government’s response to the distress in the state’s farm sector

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The protesting farmers were subsequently given an assurance in writing by the state government to accept their demands

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However, the AIKS had said in a statement that an year has passed but the government has not executed the promises it made

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According to media reports, the district administration in Nashik has refused permission to the AIKS to organise a farmers' march.

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However, the AIKS reiterated that it intended to go forward with the farmers' march.

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