Tribune News Service
Bathinda, October 14
Gangster groups which are quite active on social media, and have come out in support of the Punjab farmers over their agitation against the three anti-farmer acts.
Facebook user, Shera Khuban, requested parties and artists ‘to drop their flags, and come out in favour of the farmers’.
“All parties and artists are requested to drop their flags, and come out in favour of the farmers, so far, no party has come out, sincerely, with the farmers and are trying to show their strength. Farmers and parties are staging protest separately. In this way, the parties are trying to reduce the gathering of farmers through different demonstrations. If the Akali-Congress of AAP has sympathy for the farmers, then they should leave their flags and stand with the farmers,” read Khuban’s post.
“Workers of all the parties have also requested to ask their constituency MLA, constituency in-charge or village leader to leave the flag, and stand up for the farmers, and they should not stand for their party on Facebook for winning false sympathy. Take a stand, we did not see in the protest where any party’s MLA, Halqa in-charge or village leader, had set up langar for the farmers. True, but bitter. Thank you,” he concluded.
Apart from Khuban, gangster Davinder Bambiha shared a photo, saying: “Kisan Mazdoor-Ekta Zindabad”.
In another post, he also posted a photo with a slogan: “Kisan Da Put ha, Kisan naal hi khadage”.
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi shared a video, in favour of the farmers, which reads: “Plz share this video for farmers, Jai Hind”.
A gangster-turned-social activist Lakha Sidana has also voiced his support for the farmers against these three farm-related acts in the state.
In the past, several dreaded gangsters have been killed by the police, but despite this, their Facebook groups and accounts under their name remain active.
The farmers’ agitations have been intensifying day-by-day, and it is receiving support from all the quarters of the state.