Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh today slammed those attacking farmers’ protest near Delhi borders after pizzas were distributed among demonstrators last week.
The 36-year-old “Udta Punjab” actor, who is a supporter of the biggest farmers’ agitation in years, today tweeted a picture that read : “Farmers consuming poison was never a concern but farmers eating pizza is news.”
Last week, hundreds of pizzas were distributed at Singhu on Delhi-Haryana border among protesters who have been camping against the government’s controversial agricultural laws. Unable to pay their loans, many debt-ridden farmers have killed themselves in the last few years.
“The farmers who gave the dough for pizzas can also afford to have one themselves,” Shanbir Singh Sandhu, who organised the feast with his four friends, told to PTI.
While there were many who appreciated pizza initiative , some on social media claimed the protests had been hijacked.
Diljit Dosanjh had visited in the first week of dec as the protest site at Delhi-Haryana border as a show of support. “We have only one request from the Centre… please fulfil the demands of our farmers. Everyone is sitting here peacefully and the entire country is with farmers. This agitation is about farmers,” he had said at the time.
He has been regularly sharing his views on the agitation that started late November. One of the tweets he had put out, praising the protesters, was also endorsed by Priyanka Chopra “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,” Priyanka tweeted.
Mr Dosanjh had a twitter spat for misidentifying an elderly woman at the farmers’ protest in Delhi as one of the organisers of the Shaheen Bagh demonstration against the centre’s controversial citizenship law.