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More than 40,000 women farmers to lead protest at Delhi border today

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Thousands of female farmers will reportedly stage demonstration, against Centre’s three contentious agricultural laws, at the borders of Delhi on Monday that is coinciding with the occasion of women’s day.

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As per farmers’ union, more than 40,000 women from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are reaching the borders of Delhi to demonstrate their “Shakti” (power). Many women from various areas of these states left on Sunday to join the movement by driving tractors.

Farmers’ movement on the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders, stage management will be done only by women.

Farmer leader Kulwant Singh Sandhu said, “Women are a big part of the farming community but they don’t have the status they deserve. In fact, they do more work than men. ”

Participation of farmers, activist & Student in today’s protest:

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A large number of women farmers, students and activists will be involved in the movement to celebrate International Women’s Day. Women farmers will share stories of their struggles ranging from stage management, management of food and security.

Earlier, the farmer leaders had said that women play an important role in the agricultural sector of the country and they have planned to hand over the stage management to women farmers on this day. They also said that this day will be completely dedicated to women farmers, workers and girls.

Farmers have been protesting against Centre’s farm laws for more than three months on the borders of Delhi, at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders. Till now, eleven rounds of talks have been held between government and farmers’ union, however, none reached any conclusion. Where the Center is adamant to implement this law with some room for discussion during 8-months hold period, farmers, on the other hand, refused the offer, demanding complete scrapping of the legislature.

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