Salman Khan has expresssed his opinions on the ongoing farmers’ protest in the country. He shared his thoughts during an event in Mumbai.
Salman Khan was at the launch event for a music reality show, Indian Pro Music League, in Mumbai when he was asked about his opinion on the ongoing protest, which has now become an international affair. Salman Khan had this to say:
What did Salman Khan say on farmers’ protest?
On Thursday, during the launch event, Salman Khan was talking to an array of jouralists. During the event, one of the journalists asked them to share his opinions about the ongoing farmers’ protests in the country.
Salman responded to the question saying that “the right thing should be done”. “The right thing should be done. The most correct thing should be done. The most noble thing should be done,” the actor said.
Before this, Salman had neither tweeted nor expressed his opinions on the protesting farmers across the country. Moreover, none of the three Khans of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan or Saif Ali Khan have expressed their opinions on the matter.
More about farmers’ protest
Since November, thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at Delhi borders.
The farmers are demanding to rollback three new farm laws – Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. According to the farmers, the new farm bills will turn out to be exploiting in nature.
Farmers’ protest gets global attention
Farmers’ protest got international attention when renowned pop-singer Rihanna and climate-activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of the protest. “Why aren’t we talking about this #FarmersProtest (sic),” Rihanna’s tweet read.
Additionally, Greta Thunberg also showed her support for the ongoing protest with a tweet, which read, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India (sic).”
Before Salman Khan, other Bollywood celebs who spoke on farmers’ protest
Right after the tweets of Rihanna and Greta Thunberg, several Bollywood celebrities including shared their opinions. Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Suniel Shetty, Taapsee Pannu and Ali Fazal shared their views on social media.
“Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their issues are evident. Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences. Folded hands#IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda (sic),” Akshay Kumar tweeted.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted saying that one should not “become propaganda teachers for others.” “If one tweet rattles your unity, one joke rattles your faith or one show rattles your religious belief then it’s you who has to work on strengthening your value system not become ‘propaganda teacher’ for others,” the tweet read.
Apart from Salman Khan and other Bollywood celebs, many cricketers, ministers and political leaders have also shared their views on the agitation.