Kisan Swaraj Yatra 2010

November 28th 2010: In Moradabad – Our last day in Uttar Pradesh

Because of some serious miscommunication problems, the last day of the Kisan Swaraj Yatra in Uttar Pradesh was a washout. For one thing, the team that had set off in Lucknow at 4 pm on the 27th was able to come into Moradabad only at 10 am even though the distance was just 350 kms. There were huge traffic jams created at railway crossings and there were several such crossings! At each such closed railway gate, it took hours to come out of the jam, only to be stuck at the next one. By the time 4 am arrived and close enough to the destination, it was dense fog that began slowing down progress. More...

Nov 26th 2010:Farmers meeting at Varanasi,Rally and farmers meeting at Sultanpur

The day started with farmers meeting at the school, in Durain village of Varanasi Disrict, where were staying last night. The pradhan of teh village who is also affectionately called as the masterji convened the meeting. It was also the meeting point of 2 yatras, One by Bharat Kisan Union [BKU] farmers in the region who were travelling from village to village in the 3 districts around Varanasi meeting farmers and the other was ours moving from state to state doing pretty much the same. More...

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