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20,000 farmers march to Mumbai's Azad Maidan as demands remain unfulfilled

The protest comes in the backdrop of the drought that has hit more than half of Maharashtra

Maharashtra farmers' protest

Over 20,000 farmers are participating in a two-day march which began in Thane and will culminate in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Thursday, NDTV reported. The agitation will continue in the island city’s maidan till the demands of the protesting farmers are met, according to a report in The Week. The key demands of the farmers are the fulfilment of the promises that were made by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after the long march from Nasik to Mumbai in March this year. “We have been consistently asking the state government to fulfil our long-standing demands, ...