Kalyani Menon

Research Associate

Kalyani Menon graduated from Jindal Global Law School with a BA LLB (Hons.) in 2019.  She has previously worked for the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology and the Centre for New Economics Studies as a student researcher. Her research interests include constitutional law, refugee law and gender and sexuality studies.

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Not a Man’s Protest: Women and the New Farm Laws

January 16, 2021

On 11th January, while hearing a case related to the controversial farm laws, the Chief Justice of India said ‘At some time, we might say in the order that old people and women need not be there in the protests… tell them that the Chief Justice of India wants them (old people and women) to go back.’ The farm laws had triggered a wave of protests across the country, especially in Punjab and Haryana. A large number of women are participants in this protest. As per the Agriculture Census, 73.2% of rural women workers are farmers, and they would be directly impacted by the farm laws.

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