Kisan Long March: New dawn upon farmers' struggle
A historic procession of farmers to agitate against their dismal condition led to immediate government response. While the agitation has ended, it has opened a new chapter for the future of aggrieved farmers in India, writes Sayantan Ghosh.
At the dawn of March 6, 2018, while the whole country slept peacefully, the roads of Nasik in Maharashtra painted a different picture. Nearly 30,000 farmers hoisting red flags had gathered to voice their silenced demands. Women, men, children and senior citizens took to the streets to march 180 kilometers enroute Mumbai. The Kisan Long March shook the country's conscience and compelled the Maharashtra government to accept all demands.