Women protesters at Tikri vow to fight to end : The Tribune India

Women protesters at Tikri vow to fight to end : The Tribune India

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Sameer Singh

Tribune News Service

Mansa, March 13

Buoyed by being featured on the cover page of US-based ‘Time’ magazine recently, the spirits of women protesters at the Tikri border are quite high who have now vowed to “fight the battle with renewed vigour and take it to its logical end”.

Protesters from Talwandi Aklia village in Mansa said: “It’s not only an honour to feature on the cover page of one of the top magazines in the world, but it also a morale booster to continue our fight against the farm laws with renewed vigour.”

Kiranjit Kaur, who is taking part in the agitation along with her two daughters (five years and five months old), said: “Sadly, our own government has failed to see what an international magazine could see from thousands of miles away. They interviewed us regarding our understanding of the farm stir and our contribution to it.”

Mahinder Kaur, another protester, said: “They wanted to know if we are aware about the matter or just protesting by following our men folk. But after interviews running for hours, I am confident that they would be certain about our genuine resolve to fight this battle out of our own will. We also urge other women to visit protest venues and take part in the agitation.”

Kuldeep Singh, a farmer leader and resident of Talwandi Aklia village, said, “As many as 13 women from our village alone have been photographed and given space in the ‘Time’ for their invaluable contribution to the farmers’ stir. Khalsa Aid, a social service organisation, has also made announcement of helping farmers of our village.”

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