These Punjabi Women Artists Are Supporting The Protesting Farmers

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As the farmer protests rise in the fight against three farm laws, the farmers “Delhi Chalo” agitation has got overwhelming response from the Punjabi women artists. These artists have been giving positive messages and optimism to farmers through songs and street plays at Kundli and Bahadurgarh borders of Delhi.

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Jagjit Kaur(Nikki), 32, hailing from Bhawanigarh town of Sangrur, spends the entire day participating in the march. She has been performing songs of revolutionary Punjabi poet Sant Ram Udasi, Avtar Pash and Raj Kakra. According to her, the songs she sings presents their history and gives all the protesters motivation. At night, she sleeps in a tractor-trolley.

Jaspreet Kaur Jassi, 28, is a research scholar from Punjabi University, Patiala. She has been associated with agitation for two months and performs her songs whenever she gets time. In a statement to Hindustan Times, she said “We have a history of resistance in Punjab. I sing the songs of our progressive poets and lyricists”.

Reshma Chauhan, 33, and her husband Ranjit Chauhan are performing four street plays in a day to support the protesting farmers.

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Apart from local artists, school-going girls wearing jeans and tops with union badge can also be seen protesting. They are seen carrying flag in their hand and chanting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union government over these three farm laws.

Shivangi Thapa is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv