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Kisan Long March Called Off: Govt Accepts Demands:- Almost 50000 farmers started a foot march from Nashik as a protest against the government as it failed to meet the demands and keep their promises. The heap wave of farmers reached Mumbai during the early hours of yesterday. Mumbai locals lent their support by offering food and water to the farmers. They were in plans to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The Chief Minister promised to clear all the pending claims after which 'Kisan Long March' has been called off.
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Devendra Fadnavis promised to allot the lands for the tribes under Forest Rights Act within six months time. He even revealed that the entire loans would be waved off by June 2017. It has been revealed that 95% of those who participated in the march never owned any farm lands and have been fighting from decades. A committee has been set up to review their request. Earlier, Azad Maidan turned into a sea of red as farmers wore red caps and carried red flags as a part of their protest.