Mumbai, June 1, 2017: Over half of million Maharashtra farmers continued their indefinite strike on Friday in support of various demands including the long-pending loan waiver package, the scrapping of Centre’s new cattle slaughter ban.
Apart from blocking sale of fruits and vegetable sin the wholesale market, the farmers today have seen spilling milk on roads Maharashtra’s Shirdi as a part of protest.
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On Thursday, stray incidents of violence were reported from some parts including Nashik, Satara and Pune where aggressive farmers emptied tankers of several tonnes of fresh milk on the highway which is being transported to the cities and destroyed stocks of fresh vegetables being taken to the markets.
In another incident near Satara, the driver of a milk tanker was roughed up by some farmers and prevented from proceeding to his destination. Stones were also pelted at some police vehicles near Nashik.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis held a three-hour-long meeting the delegation of the farmers on Tuesday, however, they were not convinced and decided to go ahead with the strike.