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Women farmers take centre stage at protest sites

Prime News, National, Farmers, Women, New Delhi, March 9:- Endless rows of women clothed in bright yellow and green colours, representing the hues of harvest, sat attentively under a collage of coloured canopies at Delhi borders on Monday (March 8).

Passionate speeches by fellow women farmers captured the attention of thousands of these women who have been protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws.

On International Women’s Day, hundreds of women took to streets while raising slogans of “kisan ekta” (farmer unity) and some broke into nonchalant rhythmic steps of bhangra’.

Similar scenes played out at all three protest sites around the national capital – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders – to celebrate women’s contribution to the 100-day strong farmers movement against the farm laws.

Noting that women contribute significantly to the country’s farming sector, the organisers had laid out elaborate plans to let the community manage the stage, arrange food and security, and share tales of their struggles on the occasion.

“The stage is being managed by women, the speakers are all women and the issues that are being discussed are of both farming and women farmers more specifically,” farmer leader Kavitha Kuruganti said as quoted by PTI on Monday.

“The discourse of the debate is focusing on women farmers. The debate is also on the contribution of women in this movement,” Kuruganti, who is also a member of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, said. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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