Watch: Diljit Dosanjh Joins Farmers’ Protest at Singhu Border
The actor also addressed the crowd and appealed to the government to comply with the farmers’ demands.
Diljit Dosanjh was spotted joining the farmers' protest at Delhi's Singhu border. Footage of the actor and singer sitting among the farmers has been shared on social media.
Diljit addressed the crowd and urged the government to accept the farmers' demands. Referring to his recent Twitter war with Kangana Ranaut, he said,
“There is always something happening on social media and words often get twisted. But I beg the media to please show how we are all gathered here and are protesting peacefully. Please show your solidarity with the farmers.”Diljit Dosanjh, Actor-Singer
He also cheekily quipped that he would speak both in Punjabi and Hindi lest his words get lost in translation, referring to fact that many Twitter users began asking for translations of the tweets, which were written in Punjabi.
Punjabi singer Singga, in his Instagram stories, shared that Dosanjh donated Rs 1 crore to buy winterwear for the farmers protesting in Delhi. In a video message, Singga said that Dosanjh made the donation but chose not to make a "big deal" out of it. He thanked Dosanjh for his generosity.
More Punjabi Singers Join Protest
Apart from Dosanj, Punjabi singers like Gurshabad Singh Kular, Galaav Waraich and Harf Cheema were also seen expressing their solidarity with the protesting farmers at the Singhu border.
“We're boosting the morale of farmers through our songs,” Gurshabad S Kular said, reported ANI.
“Protests will keep going on, and we have expectations from the government, but our expectations have been shattered by this regime. Government needs to do something”Gurshabad S Kular told ANI
Singer Cheema said that he is also a son of the soil and hence lending the support to this movement is his duty, reported ANI.
Over the past few days, Diljit has posted several tweets in solidarity with the farmers who have been protesting the farm laws that have recently been passed by the Narendra Modi government. Many social media users have praised him for being bold enough to call out Kangana Ranaut for spreading false information.
Kangana had earlier posted a picture on Twitter claiming that it was of Shaheen Bagh activist Bilkis Bano whom she alleged was being bribed with Rs 100 a day to participate in the ongoing farmers' protest. However, the woman in the photograph was actually 73-year-old Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Bathinda’s Bahadurgarh Jandian village. The tweet has since been deleted.
Diljit hit back in a series of tweets admonishing Kangana for defaming the two elderly women and using them to divert the conversation from the ongoing protests and further her own political agenda.
(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.