Deep Sidhu, a popular Punjabi actor, and singer has been allegedly charged for staging the seizure of Red Fort by provoking the worst fears of farmers occupying the city borders for around two months. Believing it to be the last resort delivering instant justice to scores of suffering lots. Validating the hoisting of Nishan Sahib and Kisan Union flags as an outcome of the harassment and humiliation meted to the farmers demanding the repeal of the contentious farm laws.
Why should Sikhs repent their acts when at the very instance it highlights their collective resistance against the brute authority and autocracy of the government bent upon distorting facts with fictions, reality with rhetoric argued Sidhu after his photos with BJP Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol went viral on the social media. Sidhu had campaigned for the Bhartiya Janta Party candidate in the 2019 general elections as for his proximity with the top brass of the ruling party.
Deep Sidhu is one of the people charged for allegedly leading the Red Fort seizure.
A few days ago, he was slapped with a summons from National Investigative Agency in connection with a filing of a case against Sikhs for Justice, a radical outfit upholding Khalistani militancy. Whatever it might be it is for the authors of the investigative agency to come clear on these versions who knows if they were made to oblige to the command of their bosses.
No, second guesses as those daring to raise up their pitch supporting the stand of the farmers born the brunt inviting intimidation and coercion by the state. Narendra Modi’s government has been grossly unfair, irresponsible, and cynical attending people’s opinions, views, and beliefs. Worst, when it comes to conducting it simply branding it as irrelevant going against the gains and grains of insular Hindutva project and pride illustrated in the commonality of social and cultural consciousness recognizing the purity and pollution of homogeneous caste hierarchy facilitating the ordering of Hindu system defining a closed knit conservatism essential for preserving the prejudices of the past.
It is with this understanding in their mind that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government wants to further their political agendas and objectives by taking the legislative route. Doing away with Article 370, Ram temple construction were some of the milestones for this government emotionally charging the minds and hearts of the people and visible electorate.
Consolidating the base and constituency of the right-wing Bhartiya Janta Party assisting in articulating its plank for reacting and reaching to different segments of clusters and communities. Earlier governments used to entertain minorities by appeasing them for the sake of Secularism earning their goodwill translating into votes. Primarily benefitting the Congress a trend adopted by regional satraps like SP, RJD, BSP in states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The ascendancy of the Bhartiya Janta Party only saw this feature being reversed for the better with the saffron party pledging to harmonize and mobilize the Hindus as a block by instilling a pride of place and patriotism. Thus, our democracy is devoid of a civic form of nationalism with our primordial considerations of caste, class, and community defining our rights, duties, and obligations as citizens. As for protests and movements becoming our short-lived episodes.
Let us patiently wait for the faith of the farmer’s protest.