Maharashtra farmers’ protest: Song takes note of farmers’ plight
Mumbai city news: Sung by Nitesh Pulore, 23, the song uploaded on YouTube, is being shared and forwarded by residents on WhatsApp.mumbai Updated: Jul 04, 2017 11:17 IST
Singer and lyricist Amit Pulore, 37, was moved by the plight of Nevali farmers after seeing the photos of their June 22 protest.
Hoping that the farmers’ voices reach others, the Kalwa resident penned a Marathi song highlighting the problems.
Sung by Nitesh Pulore, 23, the song uploaded on YouTube, is being shared and forwarded by residents on WhatsApp.
“If we are displaced from this place, we do not have any other place to go. We want the video to reach the Prime Minister. This video will surely help us reach out to more people,” said a resident of Nevali village in Kalyan, who does not wish to be named.
The song highlights the farmers’ plight.
We are the son of this land but it’s of no use,
Everything is banned for us including festivals,
How will I play your song, please open the government’s ears,
Mother oh mother .... Mother Ekvira
Amit said they wanted to show that whatever happened with the farmers in Kalyan was wrong. “We are spreading the message through the song that the farmers will lose their livelihood,” he said.
The farmers, who had protested, said that they have done nothing wrong. “We do not want violence but the way the police treated us till now for the past many months is wrong. We are pulled off from our fields. If we do not work in field, then how will earn and live our life,” said the resident.
The Thane police have gone through the video, to make sure the song and video does not instigate more violence.
“We have gone through the video. We will make sure that the song or footage does not provoke people,” said a police officer from Thane commissionerate, requesting anonymity.
First Published: Jul 04, 2017 11:17 IST