Farm laws repeal: Some of the women leaders who stood up, spoke out


Some of the women leaders who stood up spoke up. Over the past year, as men, young and old, traveled to Delhi and elsewhere to protest the laws, back home, there was a largely invisible force at the other end – their wives. , mothers, daughters and daughters-in-law who worked in the fields and looked after families. However, there were several women who took the plunge, joined the campaign and led the way from the front.

Malan Kaur, 70

The general secretary of the women’s wing of the Ugrakhan BCU in Batinda, Kaur, who never went to school, says it was her son’s teacher who inspired her son and then her to speak out for farmers and their rights. Since 2004 it has been a member of the women’s wing of the Ugrakhan BCU.

Kaur was 60 when she first took the stage to perform. Since then, she has encouraged several women in Batinda to leave their homes. “I can’t read and write, so I listen to the recorded videos or ask my daughters-in-law to read it to me. This is how I learned more about farming laws. ”

Jasbir Kaur Nutt, 60

Member of the Punjab State Committee Kisan Morcha, Jasbir has been leading the scene on the Tikri border since the first week of December last year.

“I’ve been in Tikri all these days and only went home once to see my sick mother,” says Jasbir, who retired as a clerk from the electricity department.

Harinder Kaur Bindu, 42

The Vice President of BKU Ugrahan, Harinder from Ramgarh Bhagatuana Village in Faridkot District of Punjab, has been associated with the Farmers Union for over 16 years. “I am a farmer, mother, daughter. But since June 2020, I have only had one goal: to repeal agricultural laws. My teenage son once came to meet me at the Tikri border. I miss them. But you have to make some sacrifices to set an example for others, ”she says.

Balbir Kaur Sidhu, 40 years old

Attorney at law Balbir is the head of Mansa BKU Dakaunda. “The women were not very active and farmers’ unions had almost no female wings. I joined BKU Dakaunda in 2010. Today, most villages in Mansa have female farmers’ union wings. I managed to mobilize several women to leave their homes and go to Delhi to protest. Many of them also lead the Morts in the Punjab. Our hard work has paid off. “

Surjit Kaur Aklia, 75 years old

A member of the Mansa BKU Dakaunda, Surjit Kaur from Akliya village in Manse, is a member of the Langar committee in Singhu. “My sons are farmers. I stayed in Delhi for 70 days and did not return home until March 7th. After that, I continued to work even less, ”says Kaur, who first spoke into the microphone during a protest in Delhi. “I have never been to school and did not think that I could do this …

I received this power after this struggle began. “


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