India calls Rihanna and Greta Thunberg 'irresponsible' over farmers' protest tweets

India calls Rihanna and Greta Thunberg 'irresponsible' over farmers' protest tweets

India's foreign ministry joined the battle against global celebrities after American pop star Rihanna and environment activist Greta Thunberg expressed solidarity with the farmers' struggle. They cut the internet around New Delhi?!

As the government and farmers set out ever-tougher positions in their two-month-old battle over new agriculture laws, sporting legend Sachin Tendulkar and a host of Bollywood stars hit out at what the foreign ministry called "sensationalist" Twitter comments.

Two days after Hollywood veteran John Cusack tweeted, "Sikh farmers are awesome", thousands of agitating Indian farmers who have encamped at various borders of Delhi, the country's capital city, for over two months now found an unexpected cheerleader in American pop sensation Rihanna on Tuesday.

The pushback came from the external affairs ministry that issued a lengthy political statement complete with two hashtags - "IndiaTogether" and "IndiaAgainstPropaganda".

The ongoing farmers protest in India has now become one of the most debated topics on social media after a plethora of notable personalities from around the world expressed concerns over the plight of the farmers who have been sitting on the streets against the government and the newly passed farm laws.

And while his tweet received a backlash online, Suniel clarified his views during an interaction with ETimes and said, "I am supporting the farmers". In their statement, the MEA said that comments by celebrities tweeting on the issue were "neither accurate nor responsible". She said, "We stand in solidarity with the farmers protest in India". "Rihanna also used the "#FarmersProtest" hashtag along with it.

Recognising that peaceful protests are a hallmark of a thriving democracy, the United States on February 4 said that it recognises that unhindered access to information is fundamental to the freedom of expression.

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"Let us all stay united in this hour of disagreements".

"These meetings are to wake up the Government and to tell them that the farmers of the entire country are agitated". Let us together, make every effort we can to find solutions that work for everyone-our farmers are the backbone of India.

Social media influencer Amanda Cerny also urged everyone to demand what is their right and called out the government for blocking communication services. "Don't fall for any false propaganda against India or Indian policies".

Before Rihanna, Kangana also trolled Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and had an ugly spat with Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh as she accused him of misleading the farmers and supporting them without knowing the reality on the ground.

However, there were also voices within the Indian entertainment industry which backed the farmers.

The police barricaded the road and some protesters tried to push their way through, but were blocked by a heavy police presence.

The statement referred to the chaos on Republic Day during the farmers' tractor rally and the desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statues in some parts of the world, when some of the government's own fellow travellers celebrate his assassin Nathuram Godse.

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