Amritsar women present farmer leaders with Jallianwala bagh soil

AIDWA jatha from Amritsar presented farmer organisations with the soil of Jalianwala bagh to Delhi in solidarity with the farmers' struggle.


As many as 50 women travelled from Amritsar, Punjab to the Singhu border on February 22, 2021 to present farmer leaders with the soil from Jallianwala Bagh.

The procession organised by the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) travelled to the protest site and held a women’s meeting on February 23. Later, the group moved to other protest sites such as the Ghazipur border and the Tikri border.

Farmer leaders accepted the soil while women also did the ‘jaggo’ a traditional dance of Punjab. The soil represented the Jallianwala bagh massacre wherein innocent bystanders were killed by Britishers. The brutality of the incident had mobilised the entire nation into action in the pre-independence period.

AIDWA leaders Mariam Dhawale, Asha Sharma, Kanwaljeet Kaur, Neeru, Rajwati, Farida, Madhu, Rukhsana, Ranjini Basu and others led the jatha. Similarly, Delhi AIDWA activists also mobilised members to accompany the Punjab Women’s Jatha at the borders.

Aside from such demonstrations, mahapanchayats continue organised by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) continue with strong participation of farmers in different locations of Haryana, Rajasthan and other states. Farmer leaders intend to spread mahapanchayats to other parts of India as well.


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