Women protesters to join farmers’ protest sites on International Women’s Day
On Monday, women farmers, students and activists will be taking part in the farmers protest against the 3 farm laws. On International Women’s Day, the women protestors will be reaching different border points in the national capital to protest.
Thousands of women have been gathering at border points like Tikri, Ghazipur and Singhu border to protest against the 3 contentious farm laws introduced by the Centre in September last year . On Monday, a woman protestor on Tikri border said, “We urge the central government to roll back the three black laws.”
On Sunday, the whole world will be celebrating International Women’s Day. The day is celebrated with an aim to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also aware people of the different issues faced by women.
The farm leaders in India will be celebrating this day by marching at Singhu border.
On Sunday, member of Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), Kavita Kurugranthy, said, “To celebrate Women’s Day, the stage will be managed by women, and the speakers too will be women. And there will be a small march at Singhu border. We are expecting more women to join at different protest sites.”
Actress Sonia Mann said, “Women should come forward to raise voice against oppression.”
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Samkyukta Kisan Morcha is expecting 15000 women protestors at Tikri and 4,000 at Singhu.
The farmers from all around the country (especially Punjab and Haryana) have been protesting in the national capital against the 3 farm laws brought by the Centre last year. On November 26, 2o20, the farmers launched a protest against the centre and demanded a complete rollback of the laws. The farmers feel that the new laws will end the minimum support price (MSP) system due to which they will be dependent on the big corporate houses.
As the protest enters the 100th day, the farmers seem to be firm on their demands.
Meanwhile the government has promised to put the farm laws on hold for 18 months. So far, the government and the farmers have held 11 rounds of talks but still no breakthrough has been achieved.