#Urgent #kisanmarchesagain #KisanLongMarch II begins today! If you're anywhere between Nasik and Mumbai join or support the march as possible. Those wishing to contribute money, please use this donation link:

The story so far: The #KisanLongMarch of March 2018 saw "40,000 people walking over 200 kilometres, the last 10–15
km in darkness and silence (as silent as it is possible for such a
multitude to be)."
"Those farmers and landless peasants walked
into Mumbai, captured the city’s imagination and left it with an
enduring memory. They won over the megapolis, outsmarted
far more powerful adversaries, leaving a political statement that
“made the deaf hear and the blind see.”"
"The marchers were from a few regions of Maharashtra, but
spoke for every farmer and labourer in the country. The protestors
were very poor farmers and workers – in India’s wealthiest state.
Gaps between rich and poor are beyond obnoxious in Maharashtra."
"During the past two years, the BJP central and state governments
had given certain specific assurances to the Indian peasantry.
They had said that they would accept the demands for a series of
concerns, such as:
• Farm loan waiver.
• Remunerative prices..."
". Implementation of the recommendations from the National
Commission of Farmers (2006), chaired by Dr. M.S. Swamin-
• Stringent implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA).
• Increase in various pension schemes for poor peasants and
agricultural workers."
"• Compensation for losses sustained by farmers due to disastrous
pest attacks (such as pink bollworm on cotton).
• Vesting of temple and pasture lands in the name of the tiller.
• Opposition to acquisition of peasant land in the name of fancy
and elitist projects."
"Issues connected to the public distribution system.
• Complete change in the river linking scheme that is to start in
Nashik, Thane and Palghar districts. The AIKS demands that
the tribal villages not be submerged and that the water is made
available to these districts"
"and to other drought-prone districts
in Maharashtra.
Over the past two years, the BJP governments at the centre and
at the state have betrayed the assurances given to the peasantry.
This list of demands and grievances has been ignored."
"The Kisan
Sabha organized the Long March to condemn the BJP state and
central governments for consistent betrayals."

Download @KisanSabha's free e-book to read the full story of the #KisanLongMarch here:

One month after the #KisanLongMarch, what changed?
"The farmers are now waiting to see if this time around, the government will meet the demands to the satisfaction of farmers, within the six months’ timeframe the chief minister gave."
“The state government led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has betrayed all the farmers by giving false promises a month earlier. The government had then assured to work on the demands within a month and half."

And again, in November:

"Fadnavis gave this assurance to representatives of protesting farmers who marched to Azad Maidan here for redressal of their grievances, which include compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals."

And now, “A year has passed, but the government has not executed its promises. There is dissent among the farmers"

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