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Protesting Farmers in Mumbai Win Assurances on Loan Waivers, Land Rights

It took a trek of about 180 kilometers to India’s financial capital, Mumbai, for tens of thousands of farmers in the Maharashtra state to win assurances of respite from loans and ownership rights over forest land they are tilling. Named the “Long March,” the farmers' protest in one of India’s most prosperous states highlighted how the country’s growing economy has failed to improve farm incomes.   Wearing red caps and waving red flags, the protesters, who included men, and...

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