VOGUE:“We Have To Fight”: Why It’s Women At The Forefront Of India’s Farming Protests, And How To Help
Farmers fear the new laws will lead to big corporations taking over, arguing reductions in prices will make it too difficult for small and medium-scale farmers to make ends meet. At the same time, the climate crisis has already affected their incomes, with rising temperatures, droughts, and storms damaging crops across the country.
Several generations of farmers have joined the protests, from the elderly to young children, with women also at the forefront of the demonstrations. There have been clashes between protesters and the police, with the internet shut off around Delhi as the demonstrations continue.
Here, artist and filmmaker Jassi Sangha, who comes from a long line of farmers in Punjab, explains what’s been happening on the ground in Delhi from her perspective.
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