Mumbai Comes Together To Back Its Marching Farmers. Shows Humanity Is Above All Politics

After covering 180km on foot over five days, protesting farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai yesterday and converged at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai by 7am this morning, so that rush hour commuters, especially students headed for Board exams, are not inconvenienced.

This graceful gesture has won people’s hearts, even as they try to understand what the farmers are protesting and what their demand are. Here’s a 10-point guide that helps make clear who are the people who are protesting, which political parties are supporting them, what the Maharashtra government’s response is and what people in the city are saying about the protests:

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