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Diljit Dosanjh, Ammy Virk, Jassie Gill back agitating farmers


Many other Punjabi artistes have shown their support for the farmers' protest against new farm laws enacted by the central government.

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The Punjabi film fraternity has come out in support of the agitating farmers who are staging a protest at the borders of the national capital Delhi against three farm laws passed by Parliament.

The farmers, who have been braving the cold and water cannons and tackling barricades set up by government forces, got the backing of artistes from the Punjab.

Diljit Dosanjh, the most popular Punjabi actor-singer and one of the few to make a successful transition to Hindi cinema, has been tweeting in support of the farmers over the past few days.

Dosanjh, especially, has been very vocal against the new laws and been tweeting constantly in support of the farmers.

Harbhajan Mann, another senior actor and singer from the Punjabi film Industry, has also shown full support to the protesting farmers. Mann even decided to join the protestors in Delhi. "It's heartening to see a wide array of the public join and support this cause. Farmers are not just the backbone of our or any nation, but also a part of our identity," he tweeted.

Rapper and singer Honey Singh, who is not known for taking a political stand, has stood with the farmers this time. Extending his support to them, Honey Singh tweeted, “My prayers with farmers. Waheguru meher karan [God bless]!”

The peaceful protest of the farmers against the three farm bills completed its seventh day today. Popular Punjabi actor-singer Ammy Virk posted, “If you really love them, love farmers, love humanity, then please do support farmers. Your one share is also very important.”

Appealing to the central government to sit down and talk to the farmers, popular singer Guru Randhawa shared a picture of a farmer giving water to a thirsty riot policeman and wrote, "Respect farmers. Respect army. Government should sit with the farmers and sort the bills. We are all from farmer families and I stand with our very own farmers."

Singer-actor Jassie Gill is another who has supported the protestors. "We are farmers, we are not terrorists," he tweeted with a cartoon of protesting farmers holding placards with the same text on them. 

Popular actresses from Punjab have also extended support to the farmers. Taapsee Pannu and Wamiqa Gabba criticized the government for using water cannons on the farmers in the cold weather of the North.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rapper Jazzy B has also come out in support of the farmers and asked all Punjabi singers and celebrities to do likewise.

Many other artistes from the Punjabi film industry have turned out for farmer protests in several parts of Punjab.

Farmers from several states, including Punjab and Haryana, are staging a protest against the Narendra Modi-led government's farm laws on the outskirts of Delhi. They are opposing the three farm laws enacted by the government which, they believe, will pave the way for the end of the minimum support price system and leave them at the mercy of rapacious corporations.