Centre's farm laws, non-execution of Forest Rights Act insidiously linked, say Maharashtra's Adivasi farmers at Azad Maidan
Along with roadblocks caused due to lack of ownership of land, Adivasi farmers in Maharashtra also faced massive losses of crop due to excessive rains and floods in 2019 and 2020, for which they are yet to receive compensation
'Protesting to protect our bread and butter': Farmers at Azad Maidan say MSP, mandis crucial to sustain families
The farmers protest at Mumbai's Azad Maidan, who have been mobilised under the joint banner of the 'Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha', is the second of its kind; it comes almost three years after big and small farmers part of the Kisan Long March swept the city in a wave of red and white
15,000 Maharashtra farmers reach Mumbai's Azad Maidan, will hold sit-in against farm laws till 26 Jan
Over 100 organisations, under the banner of 'Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha' in Maharashtra, have called for a joint sit-in at Mumbai's Azad Maidan from 24 to 26 January
At Kashmiri Pandit gathering in London, British Conservative MP says India has sovereign right on entirety of Jammu and Kashmir
One of Britain's most outspoken MPs on the Kashmir issue Bob Blackman has called on Pakistan to leave Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, asserting that India has a sovereign right over the entire region.
Maharashtra sees staggering increase in farmer suicides, almost half of victims' families receive no compensation, shows RTI
From January 2015 to the end of 2018, 11,995 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra, a 91 percent increase over the previous three year period.
AIKS suspends farmers’ march from Nashik after ‘positive’ meeting with Maharashtra govt, asks officials for promises in writing
A leading farmers' organisation on Thursday announced suspension of its ongoing protest march from Nashik to Mumbai over agrarian concerns after talks with the Maharashtra government.
Farmers' long march from Nashik to Mumbai to continue as talks with Maharashtra government remain inconclusive
The farmers' long march from Nashik to Mumbai will continue after their leaders' late night parleys with Maharashtra government to address their demands remained inconclusive, the march organisers said on Thursday.
Maharashtra farmers begin protest march from Nashik; will raise loan waiver, other demands in Mumbai on 27 Feb
Betrayed by the government at central and state levels, farmers began a protest march from Nashik to Mumbai on Wednesday to press for demands
Farmers protest Narendra Modi's 'non-committal' stand on farm loan waivers, to go on strike on 8 and 9 January
AIKS called for 'Gramin Bharat Bandh' on 8 and 9 January, which has been supported by the Bhumi Adhikar Sabha, an outfit demanding land for poor farmers for agricultural purposes.
Farmers' crisis, agriculture will be focus of 2019 polls and not Ram Mandir, says All India Kisan Sabha leader Hannan Mollah
AIKS general secretary and eight-time MP from West Bengal, Hannan Mollah said agriculture would be a significant issue ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, not the Ram Mandir controversy, because the Narendra Modi government has failed on its promises to implement the recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee in letter and spirit and waive farm loans.
Over one lakh farmers to march in Delhi on 29 and 30 November against Centre's 'failure' to address their issues
The rally has been organised to protest against the Centre's failure to address farmers' issues, he said, adding the government must come out clean on measures for them.
Farmers and labourers hold mega rally in Delhi, warn Modi govt will pay 'heavy price' for 'anti-people' policies
Organisers of the rally claimed nearly 1.5 lakh farmers and labourers from at least 23 states have participated in the protests in Delhi, marching from Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street.
Thousands rally in CPM-backed Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally in Delhi, demand food security, minimum wage
Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Delhi on Wednesday to demand for a change in Centre's labour laws and better food security for the workers.
Labour, farmer unions to hold rally in Delhi on 5 September, aim to spread 'message of change' ahead of 2019 polls
They termed the rally an "unprecedented event" in the nation's history and said for the first time farmers, workers, eminent people from diverse fields such as economics and human rights activists would also participate in the rally.
After Maharashtra, farmers' body plans long march in Delhi; wants special session of Parliament to discuss agrarian crisis
In a meeting of the central office-bearers of the AIKS in Delhi on Tuesday, the farmers' organisation said such a move was necessary to make the government aware of the plights of the cultivators.
Month after Maharashtra march, farmers' body says it will hold another rally on 1 June over Fadnavis govt's lack of action
Accusing the BJP-led Maharashtra government of not keeping the promises it had made to farmers in March, the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) announced it would hold another protest march on 1 June.
Maharashtra farmers protest: Devendra Fadnavis juggled several knotty issues to effectively tackle stir, broker truce
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' handling of the farmers' protest in Mumbai should be viewed as a political victory for him and his party.
Maharashtra farmers' protest: Remember the magnitude of their struggle, not the distress of their calloused feet
The image of nearly 40,000 farmers in Maharashtra walking a distance of nearly 200 kilometres to be heard by their government has become an enduring one.
Indubai was walking for the right to become a land owner rather than remain a land labourer, while Vimal was part of the protest to assert the farmers' fundamental right to food.
Maharashtra farmers call off protest, Devendra Fadnavis says govt has accepted most demands of protesters
The gruelling 200-km, six-day long 'Long March' by over 35,000 farmers ended on a positive note, with the Maharashtra government conceding most demands