Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune press service
Jalandhar, January 7
A women’s group from the Kirti Kisan Union recently decided to increase women’s participation in the agricultural unrest and within three days they managed to bring nearly 200 women with them for the cause. The efforts have started to bear fruit.
Members have already formed nine committees, which include not only farmers but also women from all sectors and fields and this is considered an achievement.
The committees will have active women who will further decide on the next line of action to strengthen the farmers’ movement.
The women’s group started the campaign from the villages of Nawanshahr. They go to every household and hold meetings to educate people about agricultural laws. On Wednesday, these women went to the village of Sahaabpur. On Thursday, they visited the villages of Naaimazara, Bhaan Mazara and Langroa in Nawanshahr.
Gurbaksh Kaur, one of the active members of the group, said more than 50 women from each village came to listen to them and they all supported the cause.
She said: “We meet women, talk to them and tell them that the fight that farmers are fighting at the borders will only be won if more women join them and do their part.
She said the women were already aware of the situation and willingly offered to help.
On January 18, these women will make their presence felt by organizing demonstrations at the local level and on January 26, they will accompany the farmers in semi-trailers.
“We leave home early in the morning and come back in the evening. We are not going to sit down quietly. We are going to fight with our brothers, ”the members said.
“We are independent. We cultivate and earn our living. Farmers are not getting their dues and now the government has imposed these laws on us. History tells us that women have succeeded in giving momentum to the movements, which is why we will fight too! they said.