The farmers have been protesting for their rights for months now. On Republic Day 2021, the farmers headed out to Delhi for a tractor protest. Thousands of farmers did a tractor rally and entered the premises of Red Fort and there was violence involved in some places of Delhi.
After clips and images of violent clashes between the police and the protesting farmers in the national capital went viral, Bollywood celebrities Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Vishal Dadlani, Gul Panag were among the other actors who took to social media to react on the issue.
Swara shared a tweet, which read: "It is not right to hoist anything other than the tricolor on the Red Fort. There is no religion. Those who will defend this act, what will they be able to say when someone flaunts another color flag here ?!" "100% agree," she added.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 26, 2021
Meanwhile, Richa Chadha shared a picture of Sikh Regiment hoisting a Nishan Sahib at Galwan Valley.
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) January 26, 2021
Actor Ranvir Shorey wrote, "I would rather sit comfortably in my AC room then go around rioting and vandalising the capital on Republic Day over laws legislated by an elected govt. And if you don’t want tear gas, stick to the routes the police has designated for protests. Thanks."
I would rather sit comfortably in my AC room then go around rioting and vandalising the capital on Republic Day over laws legislated by an elected govt. And if you don’t want tear gas, stick to the routes the police has designated for protests. Thanks. https://t.co/Ty57fcwKKx
— Kalpesh Patel (@RanvirShorey) January 26, 2021
Sharing a screenshot, Taapsee Pannu tweeted, "These 2 news items back to back on my timeline explains so much about the state of affairs in our country."
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 26, 2021
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 26, 2021
Gul Panag and Vishal Dadlani also reacted to the violence against the farmers.
It appears that the government has got what it wanted, from day one! It was waiting for an opportunity to show the entire protest in poor light, by design or default. Constant attempts at needling/provoking the protestors; undermining, subverting, debasing the protests. Sad.
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) January 26, 2021
Does it make sense to you? Farmers who protested peacefully for so many months, even in the face of police violence, suddenly turned violent today? Why?
Just doesn't compute.
Plus, we've seen those in power do this before. Typical play: Send violent stooges, discredit movement.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 26, 2021