Hope, Anger and Democracy at the Mahila Kisan Sansad
After months of protests at the borders of Delhi, farmers were finally allowed to enter the national capital. With the monsoon session of parliament underway, a Kisaan Sansad (farmers’ parliament) of 200 people is also being held parallelly at Jantar Mantar….
On July 26, women farmers took centre stage. It was the day of the ‘Mahila Kisan Sansad’. I saw 200 female voices speaking with courage in front of hundreds of media persons and police officers….
Once they arrive for the Sansad, the farmers discuss the pros and cons of the new farm laws. They hope that their voices will be heard in the ‘real parliament’….