New Delhi: More than one lakh farmers from across the country reached Delhi on Thursday for a two-day march to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.

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Kisan Mukti March: Salient points

  • The farmers marched to Ramlila Ground on Thursday and will march to Parliament Street on Friday.
  • The farmers are from different corners of the country - Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The march has been organised by All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), in collaboration with over 200 other farmers’ outfits.

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  • The AIKSCC was formed under the aegis of All India Kisan Sabha and other Left-affiliated farmers' bodies in June 2017, after protests by farmers in states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh for debt relief and remunerative prices.
  • They are pressing for the demands of the farmers, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.
  • Thursday saw the Ramlila Ground turn red with farmers chanting slogans like "Ayodhya nahi, karzi maaf chahiye (We don't need Ayodhya but debt waiver)".
  • About 1,200 farmers from Tamil Nadu reached the national capital on Thursday carrying skulls of two of their colleagues who had committed suicide. The group threatened to march naked if they are not allowed to go to parliament today.

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  • The farmers' march threw traffic out of gear in many parts of the city.
  • More than 600 volunteers of a solidarity group Nation For Farmers marched with the farmers, along with students from various universities.
  • The last time when the farmers protested in Delhi on October 2, they were met with barricades, water cannons and even tear gas shells.