International pop star Rihanna took to Twitter to support farmers protesting in India against the three farm laws suit. The Indian Government began criticizing her for commenting on farmer’s protest by sitting miles away from India.
Rihanna yesterday took to Twitter and said “why we are not talking about this?”. Certainly, it has been more than 70 days and farmers are still protesting against the recent law abide by the government of India.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
In some sections in Delhi which is capital of India, the internet facility is banned
Amid the destructions made by some anarchical elements in face of farmers, the Indian government took a decision to shut the internet services in some parts of Delhi. This event took place on the Republic Day on 26th of January. Moreover, there were also slogans in support of Khalistan which provoked the government to take strict actions.
Above all, there were many farmer’s leaders who allegedly provoke innocent farmers. On 26th January, farmer’s tractor rally took a violent face. They broke into Red Fort of Delhi. In addition, an anarchical also led down the Indian flag and hoist the community flag.
What was the reaction of the netzines on Rihanna’s tweet?
Big Indian personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli backed government against the international criticism saying that the world outside India can be the specter only. They further added that Indians know India better and so they can decide better.
India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants.
Indians know India and should decide for India. Let's remain united as a nation.#IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2021
How’s it your business? Let them handle their thing internally, they don’t need foreign intervention, it only makes matters worse.
— #KroenkeOut!! We want our arsenal back! (@Dulla_JayArr) February 2, 2021
Take a look at the scene in New Delhi last week during India’s Republic Day.
It was a violent escalation of a months-long standoff between India’s farmers and their government — and since then, the internet has been shut down. pic.twitter.com/mWOO2twtyJ
— The Recount (@therecount) February 2, 2021
Conversely, there were many people supporting and praising Rihanna for her tweet
Other than Rihanna, juvenile environmentalist Greata Thunberg, Amanda Cerny also took to Twitter to talk about the matter. Moreover, Indian Actors like Diljit Dosanjh also thanked her for speaking out for the farmers. In addition, many other international actors and socialist took Twitter to support farmers’ protest in India.
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
What are the laws formed by the Indian Government for farmers?
Following is the list of the three laws for farmers:
- The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act
- The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act
- The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act
However, the farmers do not seems happy with the laws. So they are protesting since November. Certainly, the Indian government is not ready to take the law back. Therefore, it is creating chaos between farmers and the government.