Nashik police turns down permission for Kisan long march

Farmers March

Nashik :- Nashik Police has denied permission to All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS)-led Kisan (farmer) long march, which was scheduled to begin from Nashik today.

The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) decided to protest against the Maharashtra government, who despite assurances failed to fulfill the farmers demands. The farmers’ demands include immediate drought relief, loan waiver, MSP at one-and-a-half the full cost of production, a pro-farmer insurance scheme and increased pensions.

About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts are expected to participate in the week-long protest rally that will reach in Mumbai on February 27. The state legislative session starts on February 25.

Refusing to grant permission, the city police said that the procession will be carried through the highway which can lead to congestion and long traffic jams.

The All India Kisan Sabha, the peasants front of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has reportedly claimed that the rally will continue as scheduled. It will begin at 4 pm from Nashik’s Mumbai Naka.