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Farmers To Walk Towards Parliament Street, Demands Fair Price, Debt Relief

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| November 30 , 2018 , 11:56 IST

Thousands of farmers from different parts of Delhi will walk from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street to demand a Joint Session of Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis, on Friday.

Farmers from across the country began their march towards Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Thursday to participate in two-day “Kisan Mukti March” to press on their demands, including better minimum support price (MSP), debt relief, remunerative prices for their produce and a one-time unconditional loan waiver.

On Thursday morning, farmers arrived at Anand Vihar railway st

ation where they were welcomed by members of Left-backed students outfit AISA.

Traffic was disrupted in many parts of the city as they marched to the Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the city from four different routes — starting at Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin and Bijwasan railway stations and at Sabzi Mandi.

The farmers protested under the guidance of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which is a coalition group of over 200 farmer organisations from across the country with demands.

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Many women farmers and students from Delhi University were also part of the rally to push the Centre to provide relief to the distressed farmers.

The Delhi march came just a week after farmers from all across Maharashtra marched to Mumbai to reiterate their demands for loan waiver and land rights among others, eight months after they were promised reforms by the BJP government.