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Farmers stop screening of ‘Sooryavanshi’ in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur, oppose Akshay Kumar for not supporting their protest

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A group of farmers who are protesting against the central farm laws forced five cinema halls to stop screening Akshay Kumar-starrer “Sooryavanshi“.

Reportedly some of them even tore posters of the movie put up outside the theatres, saying they were opposing actor Akshay Kumar for not supporting their protest. Activists of the Bharti Kisan Union (Kadian), led by the outfit’s district president Swaran Dhugga, also staged a demonstration and a protest march from the local Shaheed Udham Singh Park to Swaran cinema against the screening of the movie.

The protestors forced the cinema hall authorities to stop the screening of movie, condemning the actor for not speaking up in support of their protest. The protesters added that they won’t allow screening of any of his movies until the farm laws are repealed.

Hundreds of farmers have also been protesting at Delhi borders since November last year demanding government to repeal the three agri laws — Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Protestors claim that these laws will leave farmers at the mercy of corporates. They are also demanding a new law to guarantee the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops. The Centre, has held 11 rounds of talks with farmers to break the deadlock claims that the new laws are pro-farmer.