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Kisan Andolan: Women preparing to participate in 'Tractor Kisan Parade' on Republic Day

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
Women Farmers Protest
Women getting training for Tractor Parade

The last meeting of farmers and Central government was also inconclusive. Farmers found no solution from Monday’s meeting and they are now preparing to intensify the movement.

Farmers have now threatened the government to take out a rally in Delhi and other parts of the country on 26 January, Republic Day.  It more than one month that farmers are protesting against Centre's three farm bills.

Even in severe winters, rain and water-logging, the farmers have stuck to the borders of Delhi with their demand of withdrawal of three farm laws, and also the legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP).  

Women are driving tractor a few weeks before the leadership of the huge “farmers parade” on Republic day.   

Training by Bharatiya Kisan Union 

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), one of the farmers’ organizations representing the demonstrating farmers, is training these women to lead the march. More than 500 women are being trained by the farmers’ organization. Tommorow, they will take out rally at Kundali-Manesar-Palwal in Haryana, it was planned for today, but due to bad weather, postponed to tomorrow. Women can be seen driving tractors in Jind, Haryana, and farmers’ shouting the slogans behind them.  

A farmer leader said that, it is just a trailer and full film can be seen tommorow at the Kundali-Manesar-Palwal highway.  

Efforts from Both Sides 

After the meeting of 4 January, Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar hoped to have a positive conversation and a conclusion in the upcoming meeting. And he said, “Efforts from both sides are must to reach a solution.” 

Farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi for the last 41 days are from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh. Because of raining for past few days, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has provided temporary high beds in tents to protect the farmers protesting at Singhu border.  

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