Breaking all stereotypes the Muslim women from Haryana’s nuh have also come out in support of the farmers agitation holding protests and taking part in the sit-in at the Delhi-Haryana border.
Though their number is not large the social workers in the region say mere participation of the women in the protests signals the changing mindsets in the community.
Working among the women in Nuh, a Muslim dominated district of Haryana, for more than a decade, sabila Jung, who runs “Jago,chalo mahila “, a women awareness organisation , said it was not easy to convince the families with stereotype mindsets to allow their women to come out and protest against the farm laws but the change started with the protests against the CAA/NRC.When women came out in small numbers to be part of the dharnas across the district. They were on a hunger strike then against the CAA/NRC and the women supported them. Later the women also distributed food and masks during the lockdown. Through women are reluctant, they understand when things are explained to them, said Ms.Jung,35.
Jakia,22,a women protester, said that she was a daughter of a farmer and it was her duty to support the farmers cause. My family has no objection to it. I also took part in the CAA/NRC protest,said jakia, a resident of sala Heri. She added that women in Nuh were actively taking part in the farmers protest.