2 years ago today, Deep Sidhu broke the internet with his speech at the Shambu border during the Farmer’s Protest. While the short-sighted Farmer Union Leaders couldn’t see beyond the 3 Colonial Farm Bills, the youth of Panjab and the Government understood the gravity of his intellect and him becoming the inevitable revolution.
He led the youth through the Farmer’s Protest from Panjab to Delhi, handled the January 26 event while others caved, endured the disownment propelled by hate agendas, was arrested on false charges, survived multiple attacks and the defaming campaigns/media trails over time.
On his release (because he was unassailable), he formed an organization by the name of “Waris Panjab De” to battle for the rights of his community under the motto of “ਹਮ ਰਾਖਤ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹੀ ਦਾਅਵਾ” (right to self-determination).
From the moment he challenged the Government in his unforgettable speech that shook the youth out of slumber to the moment he was arrested on false charges for lawfully protesting at Red Fort, the media did everything to defame him, demolish him and scapegoat him for the violent and inhumane actions of authorities on peaceful farmers. Never budging, he endured all of it like a true warrior.