Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar and singers Rabbi Shergill, Harbhajan Mann and Noor Chahal turned out at Tikri Border on Saturday, to show solidarity at the continued farmers’ protest. They have been amongst artistes who participated in a live performance held at the Sanyukt Kisaan Morcha fundamental stage, organised by the Artists For Farmers group.
“I went to show support to those who provide us with the food we eat. They have been putting forth their demands in a peaceful way and I think the government should understand why they are so strong-willed about this protest. I went there and could sense the determination in the air,” Swara informed IANS.
On Friday, Singer Mika Singh has unveiled his water model and has despatched 1000’s of water bottles to farmers. The farmers are presently protesting in opposition to the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines. He has urged his followers to assist the farmers, too.
“The farmers are not just protesting for their rights. It’s for the country. If the farmers are not looked after, the whole food chain gets disturbed. The farmers, especially the ones from Punjab, have really put up a brave face,” stated Mika.
“We are doing whatever little we can in our own ways. I am with the farmers and I hope things get resolved soon and we come to a conclusion. The sight of farmers dying and being out there in the cold is unbearable. I request everyone to come and support,” he added.
Earlier, common Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh and Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar had prolonged help to the farmers from Punjab, Haryana and different states. Diljit Dosanjh was additionally noticed at the Singhu border within the National Capital Region (NCR), extending help to the farmers agitating in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines. He urged the federal government to simply accept the calls for of the farmer.
Meanwhile, 1000’s of farmers have gathered to demand a repeal of the Centre’s three new farm legal guidelines. The protesting farmers are apprehensive that the brand new legal guidelines will remove the protection cushion of a Minimum Support Price (MSP) and procurement system, whereas rendering ineffective the mandi system that ensures earnings for numerous stakeholders within the farm sector.
(With IANS Inputs)