Punjabi artistes throw weight behind farmers on social media

Gippy Grewal, Nimrat Khaira, Ammy Virk, Harbhajan Mann & Gurpreet Ghuggi too have spoken up

Punjabi artistes throw weight behind farmers on social media

Daljeet Dosanjh

Sukhmeet Bhasin
Tribune News Service
Bathinda, September 19

Punjabi artistes have taken to the social media announcing their support to the farmers who have been on a warpath against the Centre over the farm Bills.

Several artistes from the Punjabi entertainment industry have been drawing public attention to the issue through posts and stories in support of the farmers on their social media accounts.

Diljit Dosanjh, singer-actor

‘We oppose anti-farmer Bills’

Kisan Bachao, Desh Bachao. Kisan Virodhi Bill Da Asi Sarey Virod Karde Haan (Save farmers, save the country. We all oppose the anti-farmer Bills). 

Manmohan Waris and Kamal Heer have sung a song, “Pakke mull wali sadhi jama tut gai ummid, jhona, kanak ni laine kenhnde todti kharid”, against the Bills, showcasing the plight of farmers.

Big industry names such as Diljit Dosanjh, Gippy Grewal, Nimrat Khaira, Ammy Virk, Harbhajan Mann, Karamjit Anmol, Gurpreet Ghuggi and many more have been posting content in favour of farmers. “Kisan Bachao, Desh Bachao. Kisan Virodhi Bill Da Asi Sarey Virod Karde Haan (Save farmers, save the country. We all oppose the anti-farmer Bills),” Diljit Dosanjh has tweeted. He has further said the farmers will not be able to “decide” the rates for their produce and they do not have enough space to store their crops.

Gippy Grewal has posted a video of agitating farmers with caption “Save farmers, save the country”. Another singer, Gurnam Bhullar, on Instagram has posted “sirr to uthke apne ghar bharke, kisaan nu kde v usda banda hakk nhi ditta, par hun ta hadd hoo gyi... #kisanBachao Desh bachao”.

Parmish Verma has asked on the social media “why a farmer has to always sacrifice his life due to economic distress”. Singer Ammy Virk has said “I am a farmer’s son first, and then an actor and a singer”. He has stated that in 2011-12, when he recorded his first album, his father had arranged Rs 5 lakh for him by selling their car and taking a loan from a commission agent. Later, when the crop was sold, the loan was paid and his dream got fulfilled, so these Bills would break many a dream. “I appeal to jointly protest against these Bills,” he said.

Besides, BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol’s close aide and actor Deep Sidhu met farmers protesting outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Bathinda and announced his support to them.

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