On 6th March, 2018, 10,000 farmers from Nashik started their silent march to Mumbai. As the march moved further, the number started increasing rapidly to 30,000 farmers and till the time the reached Mumbai after walking 180KM under the blazing sun, the number went upto 50,000. This march was called the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha.
The reason of this march was to request the BJP to transfer the land to farmers as promised under the Forest Rights Act (FRA) of 2006, and to set better prices for their crops, and granting of loan waivers. Although, all the rules regarding this were already framed in the year 2008 but still it remained unsolved.
However, scrolling down the Internet we found some pictures from the march, these pictures are so heartbreaking that it will leave you shattered. Have a look:
- We get food because of them, and what do we do for them?
Hope today you have a nice lunch and dinner. This is the picture of someone who puts food in your plate and is currently walking all the way to Mumbai just to ask the BJP Government to fulfill their promise. Bon Appetit pic.twitter.com/axBKTCPjMc
— Joy (@Joydas) March 10, 2018
2. They are not just hard-working but genius as well:
Favourite photo from #KisanLongMarch this afternoon — Farmers have no access to electricity so Lakshman Bhasre from Tryumbakeshwar Taluka has been marching for 6 days with a tiny solar panel on his head. He uses it to charge his phone and help other marchers charge theirs. pic.twitter.com/3He32abd4z
— Pragya Tiwari (@PragyaTiwari) March 12, 2018
3. The image speaks a million words:
4. The power of Kisan:
5. When the people who feed us food are on the streets.
6. United they stand:
7. The cracks are not just in there feet but also in our system as well.
8. Their struggle is real:
9. Her eyes reveals the pain:
10. When the open sky becomes your roof:
11. When people are providing food to the people who ‘officially provide us the food’.
— AIKS (@KisanSabha) March 11, 2018
12. They will not return back:
I did join protest with the farmers for a few km on Eastern Expressway
Really pained by hearing there grievances, but the farmers looked determined and said "We will not return back till our demands are fully met by the corporate friendly government" #KisanLongMarch pic.twitter.com/A7NgwdUfn8
— Bring It On 👊 (@TigersBloodCell) March 11, 2018
13. Is this the future?
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) March 11, 2018
14. They have the utmost power:
These are no "Urban Maoists" @poonam_mahajan, these are the people who feed the nation. But yes they also have the power to bring down arrogant, out-of-touch corporate agents like you and your party!#KisanLongMarch #FarmersMarchToMumbai pic.twitter.com/UReZnkTz3y
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) March 12, 2018
These images are very heart-breaking, hats-off to our farmers for struggling each and every day to provide us with food.
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