On November 30, thousands of farmers from across the country, who had walked to Ramlila Maidan from four different points in Delhi, marched to Sansad Marg (Parliament Street). They took with them their belongings and a set of demands, which included a special 21-day session of Parliament dedicated to the agrarian crisis.

Farmers waiting to get the breakfast at Ram Leela Maidan early in the morning at 7.30 AM
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At 7:30 a.m., farmers wait for breakfast at Ramlila Maidan.

A young farmer sleeping in the Ram Leela Maidan
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Before heading out, a farmer catches a morning snooze.

Kodanda Raman, 62, a farmer from Kanjankollai village in Kattumannarkoil taluka of Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu reading the Tamil Newspaper to see if they had covered their story on the March towards Ramlila Maidan
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Kodanda Raman, a farmer from Kanjankollai village in Kattumannarkoil taluka of Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, scans the paper to see if the Kisan Mukti March has been covered.

Adivasi farmers from villages of Nandurbar district in Maharashtra performing their traditional dance at Ramlila Maidan
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Adivasi farmers from Nandurbar district, Maharashtra, do a traditional dance. 

Farmers starting their March from Ramlila Maidan towards the Parliament street
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Farmers gather together people from their villages and districts and get ready to march.

Farmers gather together people from their villages and districts and get ready to march.
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The protesters on their way from the Maidan to Sansad Marg.

Delhi people in solidarity with the farmer’s March
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Residents of Delhi step out in support of the farmers and their demands. 

Volunteers distributing water to the farmers at Parliament Street
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Volunteers distribute water packets to the marchers as they arrive at Parliament Street.

Farmers from rural Punjab resting at the Parliament Street
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A group of elderly farmers from Punjab resting after the long walk from Ramlila Maidan. 

Farmers sitting at the Parliament Street listening to the speeches of various leaders.
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Sitting in front of a stage at Parliament Street, listening to speeches by farm leaders and politicians. 

Sanket Jain

Sanket Jain is a freelance rural journalist based in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, and a PARI volunteer.

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