Social media abuzz with support, jibes

Many Punjabi singers, actors using their handles with #Istandwithfarmers

Social media abuzz with support, jibes

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 3

Celebrities, politicians and citizens have taken to social media to drum up support for farmers protesting against the three agri laws introduced by the Centre.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jalandhar- based UK MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, among others, had shown concern over the current issue. Various campaigns on the farmers’ protest has spread like wildfire on social media.

Pollywood singers and actors, including Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal, were using their handles and using # Istandwithfarmer.

Wearing T-shirts “No food, No farmer” logo, Grewal and his team has come out in support of farmers. Likewise, apart from posting pictures on his social media page, ‘The Great Khali’ also joined the farmers’ stir over agriculture reforms at Tikri border on December 2.

Showing solidarity with farmers, he urged his followers among others to support the farming community. Captioning his video on Instagram, he added, “It will be tough for the Centre to deal with farmers from Haryana and Punjab.”

Dhesi, an MP from Slough (UK), shared pictures of the protest and tweeted, “It takes a special kind of people to feed those ordered to beat and suppress them. I stand with farmers of Punjab and other parts of India, including our family and friends, who are peacefully protesting against encroaching privatisation. #FarmersBill2020.”

While social media users had been urged not to stand divided on the issue, local college students created several social media pages to spread authentic information on farmers’ protest.

Besides launching protest in Canada, the NRI children from Doaba, backed farmers. As per a majority of the social media posts by the NRIs, it’s “Modi vs Farmers” battle.

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