Not too long ago, the central government passed 3 bills that put farmers, many of whom are already struggling to make ends meet, at a very unfortunate position. Their livelihood now depends on big companies more than ever and to protest against the same, they took the roads.
In what has been a totally peaceful march, they have faced water cannons and brutal police force, but undeterred, they’ve continued their journey. As the farmers try to resolve the issue, here is the list of celebs who have come out in support of them in this difficult time.
1. Diljit Dosanj
Diljit has been very vocal about his views towards the farmers’ protest and has been supporting them unconditionally. He has made several tweets, some of which even led to led to his fight with Kangana Ranaut.
Ah Tainu Khoob Kharabe Wale Lagde ne..?— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) December 3, 2020
Har gal Te Khoob Kharaba.. Chauni ki an Tu ?
Eh Sadey Lai RABB DA ROOP NE🙏🏾
Tainu Bolan Di Tameez Ni Sikahi Kisey Ne
Punjabi Dasan Ge Tainu Kidan Boli da Apne Ton Vadeya Naal.. https://t.co/RCqerefEFf pic.twitter.com/dMe4Xi2H52
2. The Great Khali
The star wrestler joined the farmers who were protesting at the Tikri border and uploaded videos of the same. He can be seen chanting slogans with the protesters as he attempts to show his support towards them.
3. Gurdas Maan
The popular singer extended solidarity to the protesters with a picture of himself, accompanied with lines that translate to: ‘India is because of its farmers’.
Kisaan hai, teh Hindustaan hai 🙏🏽 Sarbat Da bhala hovey pic.twitter.com/EzJ4IINGmq— Gurdas Maan (@gurdasmaan) September 19, 2020
4. Kapil Sharma
With a tweet, Kapil shared the message that the government should try to resolve the issues by talking to the farmers and that there is no conflict so big that it cannot be ended with a discussion.
किसानो के मुद्दे को राजनीतिक रंग ना देते हुए बातचीत से इस मसले का हल निकालना चाहिए।कोई भी मुद्दा इतना बड़ा नहीं होता के बातचीत से उसका हल ना निकले।हम सब देशवासी किसान भाइयों के साथ हैं। यह हमारे अन्नदाता हैं।#farmers— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) November 29, 2020
5. Swara Bhasker
Swara tweeted a video of water cannons being used on the farmers who were trying to make their way to Delhi. She wrote, “What kind of cruelty are we unleashing on the people who grow our food?”.
6. Gul Panag
Gul also reiterated the point that protests are essential to any democracy and that farmers’ demands should be heard.
Of course the #FarmerProtest is political! How else, does a section of aggrieved people put their point across in a democracy ? Protests against any legislation, are inherently political.— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) November 28, 2020
Don’t they deserve a hearing from the political leadership of the country?
7. Ammy Virk
Actor-singer Ammy Virk has been supporting the farmers in their fight against the bills introduced by the government. He has been keeping his followers updated with information, while stressing how important it is to take care of those who provide us with food.
Je tuc saanu pyaar krde o , kisaaana nu pyaaar krde o, insaaniyat nu pyaar krde o… taan plz do support farmers… tuhada ikk ikk share v keemti a… ikk ikk tweet retweet… plz do dat… use hashtags#FarmersProtestChallenge #FarmersProtests #FarmersDelhiProtest— Ammy Virk (@AmmyVirk) November 29, 2020
Bole so nihaaaaaal— Ammy Virk (@AmmyVirk) November 30, 2020
Sat shri akaaaaal ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BYrgmFvsJl
8. Navjot Singh Sidhu
Politician and former cricketer Sidhu posted a video from a site of protest and mentioned that farmers’ actions are democratic and should be afforded with respect.
Triumph of the Punjabi Spirit…— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) November 30, 2020
Kisan Morcha is Democratic, Pristine and Non-violent… Any Attempts by agencies to foil it – Will fail… Punjabiyat is our shield, Universal Brotherhood our philosophy and driving force! pic.twitter.com/zxey0T9SoU
9. Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu also came out in support of the farmers andurged Twitter to do its thing.
10. Angad Bedi
Actor Angad Bedi has been sharing and posting tweets that express solidarity with the protesting farmers in these testing times.
11. Sonu Sood
A hero for millions, Sonu kept his expressed his opinion on the whole issue with a short, simple, and strong statement.
किसान है हिंदुस्तान।— sonu sood (@SonuSood) December 3, 2020
12. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh who has also represented Punjab in state-level cricket, posted a tweet that urged the authorities to listen to the farmers’ grievances.
किसान हमारा अन्नदाता है । हम को अन्नदाता को थोड़ा समय देना चाहिए । क्या यह वाजिब नहीं होगा. बिना पुलिस भिड़ंत के क्या हम उनकी बात नहीं सुन सकते. कृपया किसान की भी सुनिए 🙏 जय हिंद 🙏🙏— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 27, 2020
13. Jazzy B
Jazzy B has been standing strong with the farmers as their struggle to get their demands fulfilled continues. Here are some of his tweets.
14. Vijender Singh
Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh visited the protest site at Singhu border said that he will return his Khel Ratna if the farmers’ demands were not met by the government.
“Enough is enough, if the government does not listen to the demands of the farmers, then I have decided that as a show of solidarity, I will return my Khel Ratna,” #VijenderSingh said https://t.co/sCe8Qkcotu #FarmersProtest— The Hindu (@the_hindu) December 6, 2020
15. Priyanka Chopra
Actor Priyanka Chopra retweeted Diljit Dosanjh’s post and said that farmers are India’s ‘food soldiers’ and that their ‘hopes are met’.
Our farmers are India’s Food Soldiers. Their fears need to be allayed. Their hopes need to be met. As a thriving democracy, we must ensure that this crises is resolved sooner than later. https://t.co/PDOD0AIeFv— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 6, 2020
16. Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh extended his support to the farmers with this simple tweet.
If you eat today, thank a farmer.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 5, 2020
I stand in solidarity with every farmer in our country. #JaiKisaan
17. Hansal Mehta and Anubhav Sinha.
The filmmakers tweeted about the issue and showed solidarity with the protesting farmers.
Jo bole so nihaal….— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) December 3, 2020
18. Sonam Kapoor
Actor Sonam Kapoor posted a collection of pictures from the protest, along with the quote, “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization”.
19. Vishal Dadlani
Composer Vishal Dadlani talked about the large-heartedness of Sikhs with this touching tweet.
Sikh farmers who were served water-cannons and tear-gas, providing drinking water to the very soldiers who attacked them.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) November 27, 2020
The word #Sikh comes from the word for “disciple” but they are teachers of strength, courage, and the true meaning of #Satyagraha. #JaiKisaan https://t.co/1wXvuu41tV
20. Chitrangda Singh
Actor Chitrangda Singh said ‘farmers are lifeline’ and posted this tweet, proving that she is also an ally.
Standing up for what’s right.