35,000 farmers in Mumbai to protest for loan waiver
Around 35,000 farmers from Nashik district of Maharashtra have reached the state capital, Mumbai, to hold a huge protest.
The farmers' have walked 180 km in the last five days in the intense heat to get to Mumbai.
They plan to hold a protest outside the Maharashtra state assembly today.
The farmers' are demanding a complete loan waiver. They also want a transfer of adivasi land to farmers.
The huge number of protesters' is expected to create traffic issues in the city.
The Traffic Police department has said that they are prepared. An advisory has been issued to prevent jams in the city.
Security arrangements have also been made in the sensitive areas of Mumbai.
Protesting farmers include tribal cultivators. They are led by the Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS).
AIKS representatives have said that the protest will be peaceful. They say the farmers' will not disturb the day-to-day life of Mumbai residents.