People in Punjab are acutely aware that all eyes – domestic and international – are on the farmers’ movement. Many who are close to the action are enjoying this attention.
The micro-level management of the protests by farmers’ unions has ensured that wedding ceremonies, farm-work and other essential engagements of people are completed without too much trouble. In addition, Reliance petrol pumps, Reliance marts, toll plazas, and Adani’s cold storages continue to be under the siege of farmers.
As schools remain shut because of the coronavirus outbreak, kids – now with a lot of time and energy in hand – are also visible in participation. “Every child knows what’s happening,” Paramjeet Kaur of BKU (Ugrahan) tells The Wire at Baras village.
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