“Baaghta kai, shaamil wha (why are you watching? Join us),” urged one of the many hoardings put up at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, overlooking Fashion Street. People thronging the street shopping hotspot would take a long, hard look at it before moving on.
The desperate appeal in Marathi was made by fisher folk from Worli’s Lotus Jetty who had been on a relay hunger strike to protest the over "three-year delay" in registering their cooperative society. The registration would allow them to avail of a number of benefits under the Maharashtra Co-Operative Societies Act. The month-long strike ended recently after Chief Minister Eknath Shinde intervened and directed the fisheries department to register the society on priority.
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