Rihanna's Tweet Takes Farmers' Protest Global, Spurs Support

Rihanna's Tweet Takes Farmers' Protest Global, Spurs Support

Newsdesk |
February 3, 2021

Farmers' protest against the centre's three controversial laws, which they say will leave them at the mercy of corporates, has seen a tremendous outpouring of support on social media in the last few hours as international pop star Rihanna, climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, and lawmakers from the United States and the United Kingdom tweeted about the agitation that began late November. Nearly a week after Delhi witnessed a massive tractor rally and subsequent clashes on Republic Day, multiple barricades and barbed fences have been put up on the outskirts, which the demonstrators have defined as "extreme measures".

New Delhi, 03 February 2021

As per news report of NDTV, in a statement, the government this morning said "a very small section of farmers have reservations about the reforms" that these laws aim to bring.  "Before rushing to comment on such matters, we urge that facts be ascertained and proper understanding of issues at hand be undertaken. Temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Source -NDTV


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