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29/11/2018 6:20 PM IST | Updated 29/11/2018 6:20 PM IST

PHOTOS: Farmers From Across The Country March To Ramlila Maidan

The farmers are demanding debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce among others.

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Farmers march towards Ramlila Maidan

Thousands of farmers converged in Delhi on Thursday from across the country to take part in a two-day protest and press for their demands. The protesters, who are marching under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), are demanding debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce among others.

The farmers, from states including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Haryana, will camp at the Ramlila Maidan on Thursday night and march towards Parliament Street on Friday.

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A cultural programme will be held at Ramlila Ground on Thursday, according to PTI, and prominent singers and poets from rural India are expected to perform.

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Farmers are marching under the banner of AIKSCC, which is a confederation of around 200 farmers' groups from across the country.
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Police said they have made elaborate security arrangements for the rally on Friday.
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The farmers are joined by agricultural labourers who have been hit by the agrarian crisis, according to AIKSCC. Traffic was disrupted in many parts of the city as they marched to Ramlila Grounds.
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Siddharth Prabhune, a leader of Congress's unorganised labor wing in Maharashtra, said he is here as part of 'Youth For farmers' initiative.
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Earlier in the week, a group of artistes distributed leaflets at the corner of a square in ITO.
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Over 40 artists and writers from Jana Natya Manch, Janwadi Writers, and Jana Sanskriti are also expected to put up a stall near Rajghat to distribute water and biscuits to the farmers.
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Farmers from Andhra Pradesh singing folk songs with students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday.