In Asia, Democracy, Economics

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

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