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Deep Sidhu accused of violence in the Red Fort: everything you want to know about this Punjabi actor | India News


NEW DELHI: Peasant leaders have alleged that Punjabi singer and actor Deep Sidhu instigated protesters and led them to the iconic Red Fort and raised flags at the 17th century monument.
Famous for his role as a gangster in the Punjabi film ‘Jora Das Numberia’ in 2018, the 36-year-old was one of the first celebrities to support farmers when they took to the roads against the three laws.
Sidhu, who claims to be a supporter of strengthening the federal structure to grant more rights to states, has been openly citing Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale for a long time.

Last month, the NIA registered a case against Sikhs for Justice and also sent notices to Sidhu and his brother Mandeep Singh.
Considered close to Sikh ideologue Ajmer Singh, Sidhu practiced as a lawyer before joining show business in 2015.
Sidhu also did a live Facebook while raising the flag from the walls of the Red Fort. In the video, Sidhu said in Punjabi: “We have only hoisted the Nishan Sahib flag at the Red Fort while exercising our democratic right to protest.”

Deep Sidhu belongs to Muktsar in Punjab and had held a protracted protest on the Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana, where accusations had been made of Khalistani elements leading the protests.
During the Lok Sabha elections in May 2019, Deep Sidhu was in the news for being close to Bollywood actor and politician Sunny Deol, who ran from Gurdaspur as a BJP candidate. However, Deol distanced himself from Sidhu in a tweet, saying that he or his family had no relationship with him.

Leaders from across the political spectrum condemned the violence and the Red Fort incident, and Shashi Tharoor in Congress said he supported the farmers’ protests from the start, but could not tolerate “anarchy.”

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav, who is among the leaders leading the agitation against the farm laws, said Sidhu had disassociated himself “from our protest from the beginning.”

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