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The farmers’ agitation, which has been going on for more than 2 months now, is a protest against the three farm bills that have been passed by the government. Unions of farmers and their representatives are demanding that these laws be repealed. Thousands of farmers from various parts of Punjab and Haryana marched towards Delhi – scores of them came in tractors as well -- to voice their anger against these laws, and have been camping across border points on way to the capital. In Mumbai too, Samyukta Shetkari Kamghar Morcha (Maharashtra), a farmers’ body, called for a rally, and thousands gathered at Azad Maidan between January 24 and 26.

Farmers from as far as Vangaon, Safale, Dahanu, Shahapur, Palghar, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Roadgaon, Sangli, etc., converged at Azad Maidan – the protest site of the city – to lend support to their fellow folks in distant Delhi. For 3 days – January 24 - 26 –the farmers camped in Azad Maidan and hoisted the tricolour on Republic Day even as they demanded the laws be repealed. “This is not a kisan andolan, this is an aam aadmi andolan,” said one of the farmers.

My colleagues from the Bambai Collective and I joined the farmers in Azad Maidan and tried to document the events that took place over these 3 days.

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