NEW DELHI: Chants of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ (Hail soldiers, hail farmers), ‘Haq’ (right) and ‘Ayodhya nahi, karz maafi chahiye’ (Not Ayodhya, we want debt relief) resonated on Thursday as farmers took out a two-day Kisan Mukti March in the national capital, pressing for their demands.
The farmers, who marched to the Ramlila Ground Thursday where they stopped over for the night, will now proceed to Parliament Street on Friday.
The Kisan Mukti March, also being called ‘Chalo Dilli’, aims to bring attention to the agrarian crisis of the country. The farmers are demanding a special 21-day session of the Parliament on the agrarian crisis and other related issues including debt relief and better minimum support price (MSP) for crops. The march is being led by All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which is representing over 200 farmer outfits.