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Thousands of women farmers marched from the town of Nashik to Mumbai

Thousands of women farmers marched into Mumbai

Reported by: The Voice of UK (Mumbai, India)

Thousands of women farmers marched into Mumbai. The protesters walked 180 km (112 miles) from the town of Nashik to Mumbai over several days demanding waivers of agricultural loans and the transfer of forest lands to villagers under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha.

Thousands of women farmers demanding the government recognizes their rights over forests and stops the takeover of land for industrial projects.

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More than two-thirds of rural women in India depend on land for a livelihood, yet only about 13 percent own land. Thousands of farmers commit suicide each year in Maharashtra state, where Mumbai is located, over failed crops and mounting debt.

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Among more than 30,000 protesters highly demand to Indian Government as soon as possible give them legal rights they get back land.

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