Updated: December 19, 2020 9:37:31 am
Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker joined the farmers’ protest at Singhu border on Thursday. Bhasker shared on Twitter, “A humbling day, to see the grit, resolve and determination of protesting farmers and the elderly at #SinghuBorder #FarmersProtests.”
In an interview with NDTV, Swara said that she was not there to give a message but to learn more about the protest. “I am here in solidarity. I am not from a farmer’s family. I am not a farmer, but I have a relationship with farmers because I have a relationship with roti,” she said.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 17, 2020
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Swara Bhasker posted many photos on her Instagram handle, where she highlighted the plight of the elderly who are sleeping in their tractors in this harsh winter so that they can participate in the protest.
Before Swara, celebrities like Diljit Dosanjh and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub also supported the farmers by marking their presence at Singhu border. Priyanka Chopra, Richa Chadha, Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta, Dharmendra, Ammy Virk, Gippy Grewal and many others have also raised their voice in support of the farmers.
Diljit Dosanjh, while addressing the farmers at the protest, had earlier said, “It is my humble request to the government to listen to the demands of our farmers. I would also request the national media to show that this is a peaceful protest. The whole country is with us, but we also need your support.”
He added, “Hats off to all of you farmers who have created a new history. This history would be narrated to future generations. Farmers’ issues shouldn’t be diverted by anyone.”
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