After pop singer Rihanna, the Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg also extended support to the protesting farmers in India.
Ms. Thunberg took to Twitter and said, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”
The tweet of Greta Thunberg came after Rihanna tweeted, “Why aren’t we talking about this?!”
The pop singer took to Twitter and highlighted the ongoing farmers protest and extended her support.
Thousands of farmers are protesting against the Central Government’s three farm laws.
The protest which started on the 25th of November, entered the 70th day on the 3rd of February.
Besides Ms. Thunberg and Ms. Rihanna, the United Kingdom (U.K.,) Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the Indian farmers.
Ms. Webbe in her tweet said, “Solidarity to the Indian Farmers. Thank you Rihanna. In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward.”
Author and niece of the United States of America (U.S.A.,) Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena Harris also showed her support on social media towards the agitating farmers as well
She wrote on Twitter, “It’s no coincidence that the world’s oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault.”
“This is related. We ALL should be outraged by India’s internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters,” she added.
Harris wrote further, “Militant nationalism is just as potent a force in US politics as it is in India or anyplace else. It can only be stopped if people wake up to the reality that FASCIST DICTATORS aren’t going anywhere.”
US House Representative Jim Costa also called the ongoing unrest as troubling and added that the situation is being closely monitored. Jim Costa’s tweet read, “The unfolding events in India are troubling. As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I am closely monitoring the situation. The right to peaceful protest must always be respected. #FarmersProtest.”
Meanwhile in India, the Haryana Government extended suspension of mobile internet services till 5:00 P.M., on the 3rd of February.
The farmers are protesting at three borders of New Delhi, the Singhu Border, Tikri Border and
The farmers fear that three laws Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, would take away Mandi System and Minimum Support Price (MSP) leaving them at the mercy of corporators.