“I had not fully realised what they (the peasants) were and what they meant to India. Like most of us, I took them for granted…“
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Toward Freedom (1936)
“The worst thing that happened during the Emergency was that a brave nation was frightened into submission and nobody spoke except in hushed tones… Only in Punjab the Akalis organised a Morcha against this. Punjab’s lead against such matters should continue.“
– Vijay Laxmi Pandit
The Tribune (1977)
“Religious resurgance of the Sikhs that took place in the early 1980s was an expression of a search for identity in an ethical and cultural vacuum that has been created by destroying all value except that which serves the market place“
– Vandana Shiva
The Violence of the Green Revolution (1991)
So what’s it all about?
The Truth Revealed: Punjabs Farming Crisis Webinar
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall in collaboration on with The Sikh Education Council explores the challenges facing the people of Punjab.
naujawani-published articles on Kisaan Morcha
Read the text of the laws
THE FARMERS (EMPOWERMENT AND PROTECTION) AGREEMENT ON PRICE ASSURANCE AND FARM SERVICES ACT, 2020
GREAT CONTEXTUAL READS ELSEWHERE
‘What can we do?’ is a question asked by Diaspora Sikhs and Punjabis in regards to the Punjab kisaan masla. There are no simple answers – but here is some open ended direction that helps to advance the interested person on this topic, without shoving an answer down your throat.
Watch how the passing of the three farmers bills unfolded in the Rajya Sabha amidst chaotic scenes, even by Indian Parliamentary standards, followed by how it was reported by the official public broadcaster for the Rajya Sabha later that evening