|Thousands of yellow and green dupattas were the omnipresent symbol of the women’s stirring presence at the borders in Delhi where farmers had set up camps all through 2021. Led by the farmers’ unions, with the Punjab unions at the forefront, a convoy of tractor trolleys and trucks – thousands of them, extending for several miles – made its way into the capital city of Delhi on November 26, 2020. The farmers were seeking repeal of the three farm laws which the government had passed undemocratically. Women were part of this convoy. They came waving their union flags and braving the police barricades, water cannons and tear gas attacks.|
Keywords: women, morcha, participation, Punjab, history, labor
Mainu Rang De Basanti Chunniya: Women in the Farmers’ Movement – Navsharan Singh
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