"More power to these courageous women!!!"
An Indian woman from Punjab, Manjeet Kaur drove 250km to join Indian farmers in their ongoing protest at Delhi’s Singhu border on December 23, 2020.
A picture of the 62-year-old woman driving a jeep with her five companions has stormed social media.
Indian farmers have been marching to India’s capital Delhi, to protest against three new agriculture laws introduced by the Indian government.
Farmers from Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been protesting against the new laws from November 2020.
The ongoing protests have reached their 28th day and continue to gain momentum.
The farmer’s plight has gained worldwide support and heartfelt stories about the farmers’ dedication to fight grace the internet every day.
The latest story to grip the protests attention is that of Manjeet Kaur.
A picture of Manjeet driving a jeep with five others to join the farmers protest at Delhi’s Singhu border has gone viral.
The image was first shared by Kisan Ekta Morcha’s Twitter handle:
— Kisan Ekta Morcha (@KisanEMorcha) December 23, 2020
The caption read: “62-Year-old Manjeet Kaur, drove from Patiala to #SinghuBorder to join the protest.
“#FarmersProtest #KisanAandolan (sic).”
Several Indian celebrities like Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu shared the image and appreciating the women for their dedication towards the cause, and their spirit.
Indian singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh posted:
Baba Karu Kirpa ???? pic.twitter.com/gJCG5fUtnk
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 22, 2020
Whereas, Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu shared Manjeet Kaur’s picture and stated:
“Chakk de Phatte!”
Inspired by their act, netizens on Twitter are hailing the daredevil Kaur and her friends’ for coming all the way from Patiala, Punjab.
Praises are pouring in for Manjeet Kaur as Twitter users reiterate how Indian women are at the forefront of the resistance.
One Twitter user posted:
”One of the most heartening parts of the anti CAA as well as the farmer protests is the participation of women.
“They are right at the front and centre of the resistance against the government.
“More power to these courageous women!!!”
Whereas, another Twitter user posted:
— ANGAD BEDI (@Imangadbedi) December 22, 2020
Manjeet Kaur’s image trending coincides with Indian Farmers Day celebrated on December 23 every year.
It is also the birth anniversary of the 5th Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh, who had implemented many farmer-friendly policies.
The Indian farmers and the Modi government have so far undergone many rounds of talks.
However, the farmers have rejected all of the government’s proposals for amendment of the new laws.
The farmers have stated they intend to continue to protest until the Indian government revokes the laws.