Farmers from distinct parts of the country have started gathering at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on the second day of the 2-day protest with the demand of debt relief and better MSP (Minimum Support Price) for crops.
More than 1000 farmers from Tamil Nadu have reached Delhi in the early morning of Friday. They were carrying skulls of died farmers, who committed suicide. The protesting farmers’ group also threatened the government to march naked if they are not permitted to go to the Parliament today.
President of National South Indian River Agriculturalists Association from Tamil Nadu, Ayyakannu told the source that “we are only demanding Minimum Support Price for us. Today, we expect that the government will announce the Right of Loans and profitable price to the farmers. If they fail to do so, then we (farmers from Tamil Nadu) will march naked to the Parliament.”
The march has been organized by AIKSCC (All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee) for 2-days, (November 29 and November 30) against the ongoing rural distress among farmers. The AIKSCC claims to serve the protesting farmers as an Umbrella body, consisting of 207 organizations of agricultural workers and farmers as well.
The protesting farmers have come from Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.
During the past couple of days, India has witnessed a number of protests laid by the farmers, On October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, farmers from the neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana were not permitted to launch a protest in Delhi, which arises violent confrontation with Delhi Police at the state border.