Farmers protest is gaining global attention gradually, first US lawmakers and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and now International pop star Rihanna came in the support of Indian farmers protesting at the Delhi borders.
International Support To Farmers Protests
Tuesday night, Rihanna expressed her concern in a tweet along with a news article about blockage of Internet at Delhi’s border. Rihanna tweeted:
“Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
These 50 characters tweet became a ground for comparison and judgement where users mocked at Indian celebs for not supporting farmers protest. Meanwhile Kananga Ranaut couldn’t stop herself from replying to Rihanna’s question.
No one is talking about it because they are not farmers they are terrorists who are trying to divide India, so that China can take over our vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony much like USA…
Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies. https://t.co/OIAD5Pa61a
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 2, 2021
Soon after Rihanna, environmentalist Greta Thunberg had also joined her saying, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”
MEA On Farmers Protests
In December, Canadian PM had also expressed his views on the matter which was remarked as ‘unjustifiable’ by the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs.
Once again Anurag Shrivastava, the official spokesperson of MEA, took twitter to urge users and celebs not to comment in haste. Their comments on such a sensitive matter could further make the situation uncontrollable.
He also called such comments to be inaccurate and irresponsible and should not be made if users have no proper understanding on the whole matter.
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) February 3, 2021
Government has been trying to resolve the issues through negotiations and talks but till now there have been no progress.
Netizens Criticize Indian Celebs For Not Supporting Farmers
Memes, jokes, and tweets have been surfacing on twitter soon after Rihanna’s and Greta’s extended support to farmers.
— TOO MUCH DEMOCRACY (@L0ST_IN_CINEMA) February 2, 2021
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
Le Indian Celeb** pic.twitter.com/EqhSRprsCO
— Nehr_who? (@Nher_who) February 2, 2021
Users Appreciating Rihanna For Showing Concern Towards Farmers
thank you for speaking up rih! for those unaware of whats happening in india, 250 million farmers are on a protest for fair prices and control over their product, if you wanna know how huge that number is, the population of usa is 330 million. let that sink in
— suruchi (@fentystin) February 2, 2021
Punjab HaRihanna ekta zindabad 🚜🚜 pic.twitter.com/83oiNPdW0F
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 🏹🚜 (@RoflGandhi_) February 2, 2021
— Inder Kumar (@InderKumar1894) February 2, 2021
Although the protests have been ongoing since few months, but the outrageous tractor parade on the Republic Day has made the conditions even more critical capturing global attention.
The mass violence and clash between farmers and police have raised concern not only towards farmers but also towards Delhi police and their safety arrangements as well.
In order to gain control over the whole situation and to prevent such violence in near future The Ministry of Home Affairs have decided to block internet at the Delhi borders as per Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 under section 7.
Those protesting on the Delhi-UP border have been asked to leave. But, the tear tactics of Kisan Leader Rakesh Tikait has boosted the spirit of protestors once again following which there are no subtle signs of protestors stepping back from Delhi borders.
Leaders of Kisan Union has announced traffic blockage on 6th February and demonstrate the power and unity of farmers to government. Delhi police and authorities have placed spicular barricades to restrict the protestors from moving towards central Delhi.