articles by Bhumika Saraswati

India

How the Essential Commodities Act will impact the landless: In conversation with Chahna, a student from Haryana

Accusing the government of dividing the public through religion, caste, class and more, Chahna highlights the need for a united front in times of crisis, stating they won't back down till their demands are complied with.

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"We have left our houses, farms, our little children and come here": In conversation with Sukhjeet Kaur from Punjab

Since the laws haven't been implemented yet, the farmers haven’t met with any difficulties so far in their villages, but according to Sukhjeet, they are in the offing. "They are adamant about implementing these laws. We are holding them back and would not let these laws be implemented," she says.

India

How women farmers are the backbone of the anti-farm law protests: In conversation with Jasbeer Kaur of Punjab Kisan Union

Protesting for nearly a fortnight now, Jasbeer states that it takes a certain amount of work to provide for the protestors, as well as manage all the farming work back home. The lack of numerous women at the protest sites is simply a marker of the fact that they are ensuring things continue running smoothly back home even as the protest continues.

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Release of all political prisoners is one of our demands: In conversation with Sukhdarshan Natt of Punjab Kisan Union

As farmers continue to protest against the Centre's farm bills, they have also raised various other issues, one of them being a demand for the release of all political prisoners; farmers, activists, intellectuals, anybody wrongfully imprisoned in recent times.

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"This is a people's movement, not just farmer's movement": In conversation with Manisha, a young student protesting against the Farm Laws at Tikri

Farmers and allies from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting in and around Delhi for the last 12 days. With allegations of hypocrisy and farmers being misled from the Centre, and criticism reigning strong from the Opposition, it is the voices of the protesters that need to be amplified and heard.