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The Sikh Coalition News
February 16, 2021
  • 75 Organizations Sign New York Times Letter in Support of Farmers Protest

    February 16, 2021 (New York, NY) -- Today, the Sikh Coalition is grateful that 75 organizations have placed a one-page advertisement in the New York Times to stand in solidarity with the farmers of India as they continue their protest.

    The group of civil rights, legal, and community organizations, led by Justice for Migrant Women, are speaking out both in support of the farmers and against the Indian government’s anti-democratic response to the peaceful protests. You can read the full letter here, and watch and share a powerful  accompanying video here.

    “Justice for Migrant Women is proud to demonstrate our solidarity with the farmers’ protest, alongside more than 75 like-minded organizations across the US and beyond,” said Mónica Ramírez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women. “India’s response to these peaceful demonstrations run counter to the fundamental values shared by all democracies--among them freedom of expression, protest, and the press, as well as the fundamental dignity of all people--and it is time that we all lend our voices to speak against this unjust treatment with those who are fighting for their lives and livelihoods.”

    This open letter is the latest show of ever-growing solidarity and support for the farmers’ movement and condemnation of the Indian government’s anti-democratic response, following a flurry of international activist and celebrity messages in the last two weeks. The increasing number of non-Sikh organizations speaking out and broader public awareness of this issue underscores the importance of protecting the human rights of Indian farmers--and the need to hold U.S. officials, including congressional offices and the White House, accountable for taking greater action.

    The Sikh Coalition continues to drive, lead, and support other efforts around the farmers’ protest. In the past two weeks, we have denounced the State Department’s weak statement on the situation, called on press freedom organizations to raise the alarm about the treatment of Indian reporters, worked with media outlets the Sikh diaspora’s reaction to the protest, and supported individuals publishing relevant opinion pieces; this work comes on the heels of our two letters to the Biden Administration, as well as our congressional lobbying and draft resolution language, which have been used by thousands of community members to take action. We also continue to consult with sangats who are reaching out to their elected officials and work with journalists to frame the farmers’ struggle respectfully and accurately.

    We look forward to providing new actions you can take, as well as additional updates, soon; for now, we ask that you join us in thanking these allies for lending their voices in a critical moment.

    As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.

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