Today June 1 is the first anniversary of the historic Farmers Strike in Maharashtra. The AIKS held large gherao actions at the district collectorates and tehsil offices all over Maharashtra. Thousands of farmers participated in these actions in about 25 districts of the state. These actions demanded the implementation of the assurances given by the BJP-led state government after the farmers strike last year and the unprecedented Kisan Long March earlier this year on issues like loan waiver, remunerative prices, land rights, increased pensions etc.
At Akole tehsil in Ahmednagar district, over 5000 peasants and workers led by the CPI (M), AIKS and CITU held a large rally which broke into the gate of the tehsil office and gheraoed it. Since milk price has become a burning issue in the state, the farmers poured two pots of milk in the courtyard as a symbolic protest. The action here was led by AIKS President Dr Ashok Dhawale, AIKS state general secretary Dr Ajit Nawale, Sadashiv Sable, Namdev Bhangre and others. This is the photo and video of that action.