On the 29th and 30th November, Delhi is going to witness a massive mobilization of the farmers from within the country for demanding the implementation of Kisan Mukti bills and liberation from debt, among other rights. Students and teachers from Delhi University gathered at Rajiv Chowk, Delhi to express their solidarity with the movement.
Everyone is siding with our farmers- from lawyers to students. These are some of the groups being formed across cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Pune, in an effort to mobilize the support of the urban middle classes for issues pertaining to the deepening crisis in Indian agriculture.
These groups are in support with farmers through social media campaigns, awareness drives, posters, seminars and discussions in colleges and universities, in a bid to gain the support of educated, middle-class Indians for the Kisan Sabha’s demand.
The Kisan Mukti March is organized and supported by 200 organizations that consist the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, which is itself inspired by the success of the 200-km Nashik-Mumbai long march of Adivasi farmers, and the idea of gathering the support of urban folk is also inspired by the response of average Mumbai residents to the marching tribals as they arrived in the financial capital.
Some of these urban supporters will eventually volunteer for and participate in the march to Delhi. On November 29, farmers are scheduled to gather at four locations on the outskirts of Delhi, from where they will march into the capital city. They are demanding a special 21-day parliament session, two private member bills, on loan waivers and on assured procurement alongside MSP for farm produce.