Swara Bhasker Comes Out In Support Of The Protesting Farmers

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Swara Bhasker is among the many Bollywood actors and Punjabi artists who have come out in support of the farmers protesting on Delhi borders against new farm laws. The actor shared a few pictures from the protest site on Twitter.

The pictures show her in winter wear and wearing a mask. She can be seen sitting along with other women protesters. Swara wrote, “A humbling day, to see the grit, resolve and determination of protesting farmers and the elderly at #SinghuBorder #FarmersProtests.”

She shared many more pictures from the spot and captioned them, “Snapshots of resilience. #SinghuBorder #farmersprotest.”

Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal had recently expressed disappointment with lack of support from Bollywood over farmers’ protest. The singer took to Twitter and wrote that for years Punjab has welcomed Bollywood with open arms but its silence over the issue was painful. “Dear Bollywood, every now and then your movies have been shot in Punjab and every time you have been welcomed with open heart. But today when Punjab needs you the most, you didn’t show up and speak a word. Disappointed”

Singer Jaswinder Singh Bains, popularly known as Jazzy B, also tweeted for the same issue. His tweet read, “People whose conscience is alive are coming out in support, not the ones whose conscience is dead”.  Actor Taapsee Pannu responded to Grewal, saying that there are artists in Bollywood who have always been vocal about concerning issues, including the farmers’ protests. She further said that she found his generalised comment “demotivating”.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting against the new farm laws for many days. They fear that the laws will dismantle the minimum support price system, which will leave them at the mercy of big corporates. Demonstrations are being held for several days at Delhi’s border points.

Shivangi Thapa is an intern with SheThePeople.TV