Women farmers protesting at the Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri, west of the national capital/SanskritiTalwar
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How Women Farmers in Punjab Mobilised Against The Farm Laws

“These capitalists will ruin us,” thundered Charanjeet Kaur, a thirty nine year old farmer with a medium landholding of 12 acres (4 hectares) from Wara Bhaika village in Faridkot district of Punjab. “Instead of bridging the gap between the rich and poor, government is trying to get rid of the poor altogether,” she told BehanBox on a mid December morning at Tikri on the Delhi-Haryana border–one of the two sites of the groundswell of protests against the new farm laws legislated by the Government of India.Sat beside her, Manjeet Kaur (40), a small farmer with 2 acres (0.8 hectares) landholding