Muslims, Sikhs Come out Offering Food, Water to Farmers in Mumbai

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Mumbai Muslims offering food and water to marching farmers on 12 March 2018 (Photo @KisanSabha)

 

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MUMBAI: As thousands of farmers from Nashik district and neighboring areas of Maharashtra entered Mumbai on Sunday after six days of bare-foot walk covering 180 kilometers, members from different communities came out offering food and water to the marchers.

Members of Sikh and Muslim community and others were seen giving food and water packets to the exhausted farmers who have come here to press for their demands.

More than 35,000 farmers, men and women, young and elderly have reached Mumbai under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) of CPI-M. Their main demands include complete waiver of farm loan, proper pricing for crops and availability of water and electricity for irrigation.

Members of Sikh community distributing food and water among farmers in Mumbain on 11 March 2018. (Photo @KisanSabha)

“Today early morning, large groups of civilians waiting at roads greeted the #FarmersMarchToMumbai with water, dates & biscuits, to which peasants reciprocated with loud slogans of Lal Salaam,” tweeted AIKS on Monday while posting a photo of some Muslim volunteers.

Tens of thousands of farmers on JJ Flyover in Mumbai on way to the Azad Maidan in the city in early hours of Monday (12 March 2018). Photo @KisanSabha.

On Sunday, members of the Sikh community in Mumbai distributed food to farmers participating in the march.

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