Delhi: Mega farmer rally reaches Parliament street

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Thousands of farmers from across the country have gathered on day two of the protest to press for their demands, including remunerative prices for their produce and debt relief. In view of the large-scale agitation, security has been beefed up in the area.

The march from central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan started at 10 a.m. and reached the Parliament street at 11.30 a.m.

The farmers, who have been camping at the Ramlila ground in Delhi since Thursday, began their march to Parliament Street on Friday amid heavy police deployment. 

The farmers converged in the national capital on Thursday at the historic Ramlila ground from different corners of the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, to participate in the two-day Kisan March.

Many political leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, have confirmed their participation in the rally,

The two-day ‘Kisan Mukti March’ has been organized by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC).

Many women farmers and students, mainly from the Delhi University, were seen in the rallies raising slogans for the cause of farmers.

Many daughters, whose farmer fathers committed suicide, hung pictures of their dead around the neck as they marched along with the rally.

Over 3000 police personnel have been deployed on the route of the march. As per the senior police officer, special arrangements have been made in Central and New Delhi police districts.