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Berkley Forum: Sikh Identity in the Indian Farm Protests
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
It has been months since Indian farmers have been protesting against three new
agricultural laws instituted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government.
Contrary to government claims about the laws boosting efficiency in the farming
sector, farmers say that they risk losing their lands and livelihood in the face of
deregulation, deepening corporate control, and the triumph of free-market forces.2
Sikh farmers, mostly from Punjab, have been at the helm of the movement.
Faith, Trauma, and Transnational Connections in India’s Farmer Protests by Shruti Devgan – Click the PDF icon to view, right-click to save as.