Sikh Farmers From Punjab Come To Cheer Shaheen Bagh Women, Cook Langar
Thousands of women holding protests in Shaheen Bagh against the citizenship law, had some unexpected company today: A group of Sikh men, part of a farmers’ union, who came all the way from Punjab. Turning up on the road, they found themselves a corner under a pedestrian overbridge and started unpacking – cooking gas and stove, huge utensils reminiscent of festive catering, and sacks of provisions. Within an hour, a langar – the traditional community kitchen of Sikhs – was up and running.
“We have come here to show solidarity against the Citizenship Bill,” one of them said, underscoring that they were against the “divisive politics” of the government.
“Modi wants to rule by making people fight with each other. He is not giving jobs to farmers, instead he is making the Muslims and Sikhs fight,” he added to grins and cheers from the locals.…
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