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