“What dreams will we have if we cannot study?”: Protesters start study circles for children

19 December 2020
SHAHID TANTRAY FOR THE CARAVAN
SHAHID TANTRAY FOR THE CARAVAN

Phulwari, or a flower garden, is an initiative that sprung up at the farmers’ protest site at Singhu, on the Delhi-Haryana border, around ten days ago. It is a volunteer-based programme, helmed by two young women protesters from Punjab that is teaching the children of Singhu’s working-class families. “If you ask them they say, ‘We don’t have Aadhaar cards so we can’t get admission in schools.’ You ask them what their dreams are and they say, ‘If we can’t study what dreams will we have? We will only find work in kitchens and factories.’”

Shahid Tantray is an assistant photo editor at The Caravan.

Keywords: Farmers' Protest Farmers' Agitation
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