In this January 9th webinar, Rakesh Tikait discusses his experiences in India’s historic farmers’ struggles — what worked, what did not and lessons learnt, and future.
Rakesh Tikait is from the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU – literal translation Indian Farmers’ Union) and has been an active member of the union for close to three decades. His organization, BKU, joined the latest protest by Indian Farmers at Ghazipur, one of three Delhi border protest sites. He has been at the forefront of the movement and one of the most prominent faces of the movement in the media, both Indian and international.
This event was organized by:
- SANSAD (South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy), Vancouver
- Democracy, Equality & Secularism in South Asia (DESSA), Winnipeg
- CERAS (Centre sur l’asie du sud), Montreal
- Indian Farmers & Workers Support Group, Edmonton
- Indian Farmers & Workers Support Group, Vancouver
- Indian Farmers & Workers Support Group, Winnipeg
- Punjabi Literary and Cultural Association, Winnipeg
- Geopolitical Economy Research Group