The Supreme Court is well aware that women are an integral part of the Kisan Morcha, but the remarks to send them home clearly shows that the Modi government is afraid of the massive participation of women in the agitiation.
These views were expressed by eminent social activist Dr Navsharan while addressing a gathering of thousands of women from Punjab and Haryana at the Tikri border on Mahila Kisan Diwas.
She said the BJP government wanted to deny women the right to participate in the mass struggle through the courts but they would not allow this franchise to be lost under any circumstances.
Social activist Medha Patkar, who was at Tikri on the invitation of all farm organisations, said apart from the agriculture sector, the country’s natural resources, including water, forests, education, electricity and railways, were being expeditiously handed over to corporate houses by the Modi government in the name of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation.
Expressing satisfaction over the huge participation of women, she said the farm struggle had now turned into a mass movement.Harinder Kaur Bindu, leader of the women’s wing of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), said the raging power of women against the Modi government would not let the domestic and foreign corporate and the imperialist alliance to succeed in their nefarious designs.