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September 25, 2020 9:23:57 am
Farmers stroll by way of a paddy filed as they return after the day’s work (AP)
Compiled by Raakhi Jagga
From sitting on dharnas, to becoming a member of protest marches to managing stage at protest websites, ladies protesters have been making their presence felt at each farmers’ agitation. On the coronary heart of this overwhelming response is ladies’s wings began by a number of farmer unions within the current previous
Harinder Kaur Bindu (42)
Appearing state common secretary, Bharti Kisan Union (ugrahan)
42-year-old Harinder Kaur Bindu believes that girls could make the struggle for farmers’ rights stronger.
“Ladies began popping out to affix protest dharnas lengthy again, however as their participation elevated, a separate ladies’s wing was established. If ladies perceive farming points, struggle will be stronger,” she mentioned. Bindu hails from Ramgarh Bhagtiana village of Faridkot district.
Harinder Kaur Bindu
About her participation in motion for farmers’ rights, Bindu, who’s the performing state common secretary of BKU (Ugrahan), added,” I used to be 14-year-old when my father was killed by terrorists throughout terrorism days in Punjab. He was a social activist and therefore, since then, I’m have been connected to unions. I’m a Class 12 pass-out and I by no means went to varsity. Earlier, I labored with Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union and later I joined BKU (Ugrahan). I’ve a12-year-old son and I’m a single guardian, however as I’m dedicated to the union. My son is being raised by my mom, brother and sister-in-law. At instances, I’m going dwelling after weeks collectively and should journey to totally different villages of Punjab for mobilising ladies.”
She added, “Now ladies wings have been established in about 7-Eight districts of Punjab and nonetheless loads of work must be performed.”
Balbir Kaur (40)
President, Mansa unit, BKU (Dakaunda)
An advocate by career, Balbir Kaur heads the Mansa unit of BKU(Dakaunda). Her husband too is an activist however with a separate farmers’ union.
Speaking to , Balbir Kaur mentioned: “My husband can be an advocate and he’s working with Punjab Kisan Union. After marriage, I too began working with unions and therefore, we work on social points aside from being advocates. I’ve been related with unions for the previous 10 years, however took membership of BKU(Dakaunda) in March itself. I labored with Punjab Kisan Union, Istri Sabha earlier. I’m busy nowadays in village-level conferences with ladies in Mansa. I’m blissful to see that village ladies are properly conscious of farm Payments. We went to Lalkar rally in Barnala on September 14 and since then ladies have been doing village-level protests every day.”
She added, “Quickly after ordinances had been introduced, we began assembly ladies. This help amongst ladies has not been created in a single day.”
Amarjeet Kaur (65)
The Barnala-based ladies’s wing chief of BKU(Dakaunda), Amarjeet Kaur is credited with making ladies’s wings in a number of villages of Barnala . She is a retired lecturer of Historical past, whereas her husband handed away in 2009. Kaur’s solely daughter is settled in Australia.
She mentioned,”I’m blissful residing in India and dealing for ladies’s rights, making folks conscious. Whereas I used to be a instructor, I was a part of democratic lecturers entrance and therefore combating for social points is in my blood. I had actively participated in wrestle of Kiranjeet rape and homicide and later to get life sentence towards farmer chief Manjeet Dhaner pardoned.”
Amarjeet Kaur Hardaspura (42)
A 42-year-old farmer union chief from BKU(Dakaunda), Amarjeet Kaur Hardaspura does vegetable farming in Hardaspura village of Barnala. She mentioned,” I’m conscious of how a lot loss we’re incurring in vegetable farming. We’ve got tried many issues, however should promote greens at low costs whereas customers get it at a better worth. So, ladies must stroll together with males so as to add energy to this wrestle. On September 25, I will likely be main a gaggle of girls in direction of Delhi towards farm Payments.”
Paramjeet Kaur Pitho (40)
Block president, Rampura Phull, BKU (Ugrahan)
Paramjeet Kaur Pitho
Paramjeet Kaur Pitho is the block president of Rampura Phull in BKU (Ugrahan). The 40-year-old, who’s mom of a young person, mentioned: “I began going to conferences of farmer unions together with my husband about 10 years again. Initially, I used to go on and off and solely in Bathinda space as I stay in Pitho village of Bathinda. Nonetheless, through the years, I began approaching stage and now I’m block president of Rampura Phull space of Bathinda district. I do intensive travelling in villages, outdoors the district as properly.
At Badal village morcha, I stayed for Eight days and my husband, who’s a marginal farmer, stayed again dwelling to maintain fields and even my son. Now, he visits farmer union conferences in close by areas and I’ve taken a bigger function within the union. I’m actively enrolling ladies members and every day 20-25 devoted members are becoming a member of the union from my block.”
Jasbir Kaur Natt (60)
State committee member, Punjab Kisan Union (PKU)
In style amongst her fellow activists as “comrade”, Jasbir Kaur Natt had been working with Istri Sabha for lengthy.
She mentioned, “PKU began forming its ladies’s wing this 12 months itself. Now, we’re stunned to see that hundreds of girls participate in rallies, protests and dharnas associated to democratic rights, farming points. They’re becoming a member of the union in giant numbers, although earlier just a few ladies from villages used to attend dharans on and off.”
Jasbir Kaur Natt
Natt mentioned that the PKU ladies’s wing has began working in 3-Four districts of Malwa as of now.
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