Indian Government Lashes Out At Rihanna & Celebs Supporting Farmer Protest

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2021

India on Wednesday said comments from Western celebrities in support of farmers' protest was "neither accurate nor responsible".

For the unversed, thousands of farmers from Punjab have been protesting since November 26 in camps on the outskirts of New Delhi against the deregulation of India's agriculture sector. The laws directly impact the farmers in India, therefore these same farmers have made a decision to protest against the Indian Government. "India stands united and together to achieve progress", Shah tweeted.

The Minister of External Affairs has slammed the individuals for their comments on the farmers' protest in a detailed statement saying, it's "unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them".

"Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken".

Twitter temporarily blocked numerous accounts tweeting about the protests at the demand of the Indian government, while police have detained dozens of Indian farmers and filed sedition charges against well-known journalists within India.

The MEA statement pointed out that the "reformist" farm laws have been passed "after a full debate and discussion" and "these reforms give expanded market access and provided greater flexibility to farmers".

In a fresh tweet on Wednesday, she also shared "a toolkit for those who want to help".

Sharing the ministry statement, Akshay Kumar wrote, "Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country".

India coach Ravi Shastri offered up his hopes that the issues being faced by the farmers should be resolved by dialogue and that the matter should remain an internal one.

In the document, various urgent actions, including creating a Twitter storm and protesting outside Indian embassies, were listed which were needed to be taken to support farmers' agitation. Let " s unite now and defeat these forces". Let us not let anyone divide us. "We live in turbulent times and the need of the hour is prudence and patience at every turn. But will definitely promote dumb and a spoilt brat Greta Thunberg who is being used by entire left lobby and in return she gets to skip her education and school". Amid this Suniel Shetty's tweet in this regard has invited him a lot of criticism on social media. The government had blocked internet services at three protest sites near Delhi borders.

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