Mahila Kisan Diwas

Women protest against farm laws

Seek nothing less than their repeal

Women protest against farm laws

Women take part in a protest held in support of farmers on Mahila Kisan Diwas in Amritsar on Monday. photo: Vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 18

On a call given by the Joint Farmers’ Front to observe Mahila Kisan Diwas, a large number of women on Monday participated in a protest organised against the three controversial agricultural laws and demanded its immediate repeal.

The protest was held at Deen Dayal Upadhya Market located on Bhandari Bridge here. The women participants from different organisations took out a protest march that passed through various bazaars. They raised slogans against the Central Government for passing the three controversial laws that led the farmers to agitate on Delhi borders.

Speaking on the occasion, various women leaders pointed out that for the past 55 days, farmers belonging to different farmers’ organisations have been sitting on a dharna at Delhi border. They were joined by elderly people, women and children in the bone-chilling weather. They said around 100 farmers had lost their lives during the agitation.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his coterie did not pay any heed to their genuine demand of repealing the law. They said the struggle would continue till the government repeal the laws. They said they would continue to support the farmers.

Among those who addressed the gathering included Dr Kanwaljit Kaur, Daswinder Kaur, Jaswinder Kaur, Advocate Kanwaljit Kaur, Kulwinder Kaur and others.

Top Stories

India reports 16,738 new Covid cases, highest since January 29

India reports 16,738 new Covid cases, highest since January 29

The daily deaths were registered above 130 after a gap of 26...

Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants

Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants

Former President issued ban last year

Kidnapping claim of Navy man who was ‘burnt alive’ seems to be fiction: Police

Kidnapping claim of Navy man who was ‘burnt alive’ seems to be fiction: Police

Dube incurred heavy losses in stock market, run up huge debt...

After 20 years in jail, UP man found ‘wrongly convicted’

After 20 years in jail, UP man found ‘wrongly convicted’

Man was convicted on rape charges under IPC and the SC/ST Ac...

Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed, White House says ‘fighting’ for her nomination

Neera Tanden’s confirmation vote gets delayed, White House says ‘fighting’ for her nomination

Speculation was rife that the White House is struggling to g...

Cities

View All