The Repeal of India's Farm Laws

Date & Time December 13, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm
South Asian Regional Committee

Over the past year, three laws in India aiming to regulate agricultural markets have incited the biggest protests in the world, led by the farmers that these laws affect. On November 29, 2021, India’s parliament passed a bill to repeal these laws, marking a major turning point in the sustained actions that have occurred over the last year.

Join the South Asian Regional Committee (SARC) and South Asian Political Action Committee (SAPAC) to learn more about the repeal of these laws and the protests that lead to this point, through both an academic and activist lens. We welcome guest speakers Dr. Navyug Gill and Gurdeep Singh.

Gurdeep Singh is the founder and curator of the Bahujan Library at Singhu Border and holds LLB and MA in Human Rights & Duties. He is currently a member of the Ambedkar Students Association at Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, where he is pursuing an M.Phil from the Centre for the Human Rights & Duties.

Dr. Navyug Gill is a scholar of modern South Asia and global history, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at William Paterson University. His research explores questions of agrarian change, labor politics, caste hierarchy, postcolonial critique and global capitalism. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the emergence of the peasant and rule of capital in colonial Punjab.

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