‘I can’t be intimidated’: Time magazine cover features women leading Indian farmer protests
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the American news magazine Time, for its March edition, featured some of the women leading Indian farmers’ protests on the international front page. Entitled ‘On the front line of the Indian farmers’ protest‘, the cover shows about 20 women at the Tikri border on the outskirts of Delhi.
The article is titled “‘I can’t be intimidated. I cannot be bought. ‘ Women lead Indian farmers protests“, and he tells how, since November 2020, thousands of farmers have gathered at different sites on the outskirts of the national capital to demand the repeal of three agricultural laws, and how in January 2021, the Indian chief justice had asked lawyers to “persuade the elderly and women to leave the protests.”
âIn response, the women farmers – mostly from the rural states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh – rushed to the stages, grabbed microphones and yelled a ‘No! “Unanimous”, we read in the story of Nilanjana Bhowmick.
According to the story, the women said they were disappointed to be seen as “mere caregivers providing cooking and cleaning services at these sites”, not “equal stakeholders”. “Why should we come back? It is not only the protest of the men. We work in the fields alongside the men. Who are we, if not farmers? one of them was quoted as saying.
Find out how people reacted to the cover:
– Carish Dhaliwal (@dhaliwalcarish) March 5, 2021
Wow ! It’s incredible. Thank you @TIME for highlighting the inspiring and powerful mothers and sisters at the head of the event ðð»ðð»ð #FarmersProtest in #India & bring so much awareness! ðð§¡âð¼We greatly appreciate this !! #NoFarmersNoFood # FarmersProtest100Days #IStandWithFaemers
– FARI SOOMRO (@fari_soomro) March 5, 2021
Thank you, what a wonderful blanket! Shining testimony from incredible women around the world #International Women’s Day #FarmersProtest # FarmersProtest100Days The biggest demonstration in history made possible by the incredible tenacity and strength of women farmers, workers and activists #StandWithFarmers
– faithful (@ loyal90901246) March 5, 2021
So proud to see this happen â¤ï¸
– Anjali Sharmaâ®ï¸ð (@AngieTribecca) March 5, 2021
In another social media post, Time magazine said that “a women’s rights activist from Haryana, Sudesh Goyat has been on the Tikri protest site from the very beginning, helping to mobilize women and to be organized on January 18 so that it is recognized as the Day of Women Farmers “. .
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