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Deep Sidhu In Deep Shit

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Born in 1984 in Punjab’s Muktsar district, Sidhu became the winner of Kingfisher Model Hunt and then he took part in Grasim Mr. India and became Grasim Mr. Personality and Grasim Mr. Talented. Sidhu has walked ramps in Bombay for designers like Hemant Trivedi, Rohit Gandhi, and others. Somehow he could not connect with Modeling World so he started practicing as a lawyer since he has studied law. His first placement was with Sahara India Pariwar as a legal advisor. Then he worked with a British law firm called Hammonds. They managed Disney, Sony Pictures, and other Hollywood Studios. Then he became legal head of Balaji Telefilms for three and half years. That’s where Ekta Kapoor told him to act but he didn’t start. He said in one of his interviews that “Dharam Ji identified Actor in him”. That’s how he switched to Punjabi films, in 2015. Deep Sidhu’s first Punjabi movie – Ramta Jogi hit the theatres. However, it was only in 2018 that he gained popularity with the movie “Jora Das Numbaria” in which he portrayed the lead role of a gangster.

He’s popular among farmers because of his voice against the government’s senseless three farm bills. ”Thousands of farmers knocked down barricades at Delhi’s borders, clashed with the police and entered the heart of the national capital on Republic Day as they took out a tractor rally against the government’s new agricultural laws. Amid the chaos, protesters were tear-gassed and baton-charged. The disarray was caused after the protesters – allowed to hold the “Kisaan Parade” between 12 and 5 PM – began the march much before time and deviated from the agreed routes.

Farmer leaders have accused Deep Sidhu of instigating protesters and leading them to the Red Fort during the Republic Day tractor rally on Tuesday. It is important to note that Deep Sidhu was part of the team employed by BJP MP Sunny Deol during his Gurdaspur election campaign in 2019. Sunny Deol, while expressing sadness at the Red Fort incident said in a tweet, “I had earlier, on December 6 through Twitter said that neither I nor my family has any links to Deep Sidhu.”

Sidhu entered politics during the 2019 Indian general election and campaigned for Gurdaspur BJP MP Sunny Deol. He is said to be close to Deol and during the farmer’s protest, farmer unions used Sidhu’s pictures with Prime minister Narendra Modi and Sunny Deol to show the link of BJP and RSS in protests—a claim which was later denied by Sidhu. His arguments well, but the crux of his opinion is that Punjab must have the right to define its destiny. The Centre should not have any control over Punjab as Punjab is a distinct culture. One farmer died near central Delhi’s ITO after his tractor overturned, said police. However, some protesters claimed he was killed in the police firing, they began a sit-in.

As the country celebrated its 72nd Republic Day, farmers had been given permission to take out their tractor rally in Delhi after the annual parade at Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard. Crowds, however, swelled at the borders at around 8 AM even before the parade started. Some cops were injured while trying to stop the protesters. Stunning visuals showed farmers breaching barriers at the Singhu border near Haryana, the epicenter of protests against the farm laws that began in late November. More than 5,000 protesters had gathered on the outskirts. A dramatic video from Delhi’s Akshardham showed policemen firing tear gas shells from an overbridge as protesters on road looked for cover. At Mukarba Chowk, protesters reportedly hurled stones at cops. In the Nangloi area, the Riot Control Police was on standby.

By afternoon, a large group had reached the iconic Red Fort. They were seen within the ramparts of the iconic Mughal-built monument, trying to put up their yellow flags at the spot where Prime Ministers hoist the national flag. Farmers’ body Samyukta Kisan Morcha said it dissociates itself “from all such elements that have violated our discipline”. “We appeal strongly to everyone to stick to the route and norms of the Parade, and not indulge in any violent action or anything that taints national symbols and dignity. We appeal to everyone to desist from any such acts.” Only a single person instigated so many against the wish of 5 major leaders? They were not informed? Is it a script for a movie? Put the leaders inside, it may cause law and order problem, but once you do it, the protesters will know where they stand. If you put these leaders inside for sedition, as per the law which binds them as leaders of a group indulged in such activity, many things will come out.


Dr Vaidehi Taman
Dr Vaidehi an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with Honourary Doctorate in Journalism, Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. for 14 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazine Beyond The News (international). She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which caters to her freelance jobs.

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