Mahila Kisan Diwas: A sea of dupattas Centre’s decry farm laws

Women leaders speak, march, demonstrate and hold meetings on Monday in a show of strength by the agricultural sector’s largest labour force.


Thousands of women farmers reached Delhi borders on March 8, 2021 to express their anger against the Modi government and demonstrate women’s power on Mahila Kisan Diwas.

The event which was declared on the same day as International Women’s Day, witnessed a huge intake of women participants from Sunday, the eve of the special day. Women from all types of vehicles such as tractors, cars, jeeps, tempo, buses and trains, waving mazdoor-Kisan flags, reached protest sites around Delhi to protest the three farm laws of the central government: the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance & Farm Services Act, the Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act.

On Monday, all podiums of the farmers movement were handed over and managed by women. Women made all arrangements related to the morcha and addressed the assembling masses as well. Women of all ages and professions joined the morcha.

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A large number of women farmers on the Tikri border demonstrated their strength. Speaking on the main stage, women farmers declared three farming laws as death warrants. They also termed the Union government as “anti-women” and said that women farmers’ demands have been completely ignored.


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There was a big conference of women at Pakora Chowk where women leaders discussed such issues with activists of many progressive women’s organizations from Delhi participating in this event.

At the Singhu border, the women farmers challenged the administration and warned against their growing strength.



“The government feels that the movement will weaken over time, but farmers’ spirits are getting stronger by the day. When needed, the farmers will continue to show their strength, but they will not go back until the three laws are withdrawn,” said Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader Kavita Kurugunti.

Meanwhile, Haryana women farmers presented cultural programs while women from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi reached the Ghazipur border in large numbers and talked about the grievances of women protesters.

Similarly, the Indian Social Movement in Maharashtra observed a meeting on Monday to show their solidarity with the ongoing farmers’ protest.

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