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Yavatmal farmers to join state wide protests; block roads

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal 

Farmers from Yavatmal will be joining the state wide road block agitation (rasta roko andolan) called by the state steering committee on Monday. "We had organised special meetings at taluka level in the district and informed the farmers about the objectives of the agitation," said organiser of the 'Zilla Shetkari Nyaya Hak Andolan Samiti' Devanand Pawar here today. The state is insensitive to the long drawn agrarian crisis faced by the farming community across the state, said Pawar. "On Monday, we will block the traffic movement at the local bus stand square and hundreds of farmers will join the chakka jam (road block) on national and state to express our resentment against the state for its anti farmers policy," he said. "On August 15, they (farmers) would 'gherao' district guardian minister Madan Yerawar and prevent him from hoisting the national flag," said Pawar.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 18:28 IST