May I ask you to sign this petition to free Nodeep Kaur, before you start reading the article below? Nodeep Kaur is a young woman who supports the farmers protests in India. She’s wrongfully arrested in January by the police, she’s not released on bail and she continuously is sexually assaulted by the police. If you practice yoga, if you eat rice and lentils, if you wear clothing ‘made in India’, if you use shampoo and soap that smell like sandalwood, if you burn patchouli incense, if you’ve ever been to India… sign the damn petition! Farmers are exploited in India. Not just by the Indian government. Western customers (you and me) also exploit the Indian farmers. We gladly use everything beautiful and good that India has to offer us. We are silent when Indian farmers suffer. Did you know that the percentage of suicides is highest under Indian farmers compared to any other group? And now a young brave woman from a certain ‘caste’ is captivated and assaulted by the Indian government. Which is just another symptom of the position of women in patriarchal societies. Which is also just another attempt at keeping elite powerful groups in power and oppressing ‘lower casts’. It amazes me that so many people are vocal about the BLM movement, but keep silent about this. I guess people don’t feel the social pressure. I know that many of my readers consider themselves to be yogis, some of them travel to India almost every year. If you love to eat rice, please support the farmers that produce the rice you eat. If you care about women’s rights and about farmers, please support the young brave woman that stands up for those farmers while you are eating you rice while chilling in yoga pants. Staying silent is a sign of privilege. The least you can do is sign this petition. Google more petitions. Share information on the farmers protest on your social media accounts. Other countries should be vocal of what’s happening in India, international pressure needs to be applied.
Okay, the rant of this Aquarian Moon woman is over… Thank you for reading. Below follows the article on the New Moon.Continue