Mumbai : 50,000 farmers march from Nashik to protest against political apathy
It is the political apathy towards the farmers and agricultural sector that has culminated in the congregation of at least 50,000 farmers from Maharashtra in Mumbai, the country's commercial hub. The farmers have come all the way from Nashik district to Mumbai by walking 180 kms on foot under the blazing sun. One picture of a woman farmer whose feet was seen bleeding because of long and taxing walk has now become a symbol of farmers' struggle and resistance. The people of Mumbai have come out in support of the protesters and have been asking each other to stand with the farmers who provide us food.