Gujarat dairy farmers demand loan waiver, spill milk in protest

"If government does not change anything then on July 8, 9 and 10, we will organise a big protest where thousands of farmers will join and demand to waive off our loans," said Kshatriya Thakor Sena’s Alpesh Thakor who was leading the demonstration.

By: ANI | Ahmedabad | Published:July 5, 2017 3:58 pm
gujarat farmer protest, farmer protest, farmer loan waiver, gujarat, Kshatriya Thakor Sena, Alpesh Thakor , SG Highway Dairy farmers poured down over hundred litres of milk as a mark of protest. (Source: ANI)

After Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh, now the farmer’s outrage demanding loans waiver has reached Gujarat.

Dairy farmers led by Kshatriya Thakor Sena poured down over hundred litres of milk on the SG Highway demanding loan waiver. The demonstration was led by Thakor Sena’s Alpesh Thakor who had earlier warned that the farmers will stop selling milk to the dairies and spill it on the streets instead. Authorities tried to control the situation but to no avail, as the livid farmers continued to waste milk.

“At this time we have announced milk ban in entire Gujarat for two days. After that we will march from Gandhi ashram to Gandhinagar. Even after that if government does not change anything then on July 8, 9 and 10, we will organise a big protest where thousands of farmers will join and demand to waive off our loans. If government does not accept our demands then whole India should know that farmers of Gujarat have the capability to change those in powers,” Thakor said.

On June 1, two tankers of milk were spilled on the road in Shirdi as farmers from several districts went on indefinite strike in Maharashtra. The farmers have demanded a loan waiver after being distressed over falling prices of agriculture produce and other related issues.

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    Subspan Raman
    Jul 6, 2017 at 7:59 am
    They throw away milk? These goondas need to be trashed.
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      Ram
      Jul 6, 2017 at 1:04 am
      These congressi crooks are no farmers! No poor farmer can afford to do such nautunki.It is again propaganda by pseudo -secular corrupt parties and their corrupt media partners like NDTV. Gujarat will once again vote BJP with bigger margin like UP did making congress totally disapper from the scene like communists/AAP have from Gujarat!
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        din
        Jul 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm
        If they borrow money like other people and plant wrong produce then how come government give money, when they their land or make profit they hide money, LOAN taken from Congressi Mafia and privet saukar is their own problem. IF THEY CAN AFFORD TO POURDOWN MILK THEY ARE RICH, WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN THE STREET NOW FINE THEM AND TIE THEM WITH CATTLE
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          ASHOK
          Jul 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm
          IT IS TAX PAYERS MONEY THAT IS USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO WAIVE FARMERS LOAN . THESE FARMERS WHO ARE POURING HUNDREDS OF LITRES OF MILK ON THE HIGHWAY DO THEY NEED LOAN WAIVER. IT IS HIGH TIME TAX PAYERS UNITE AND DEMAND TAX WAIVERS BECAUSE ONLY VOTE BANK COUNTS IN THIS COUNTRY. TAX PAYERS SHOULD MAKE THEIR VOICE AUDIBLE AND MAKE IT CLEAR TO ALL POLITICIANS THAT THEY WILL NOT VOTE FOR THE PARTY THAT MAKES LOAN WAIVERS
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            Jul 5, 2017 at 8:25 pm
            All these people are out there because congressi brain wash them tax them 50 or tell them to their farm
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