Recently, pop star Rihanna and environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg recently tweeted their support to the farmer’s protest. Concerning that, the MEA issues a statement on the foreigner’s comments.
Foreigner’s Comments on Indian Farmers Protest
Several global stars have taken notice of the ongoing farmers’ protest in India. Recently, Rihanna on her tweet, questioned why people aren’t taking note of the protest and talking about it. As of yesterday, over 391000 people liked it while the tweet was retweeted 200000 times. Also, Popular Youtuber Lilly Singh shared and thanked Rihanna’s tweet.
Further, environmental activist Thunberg extended her support as well. Also, other climate activists like Vanessa Nakate, Jamie Margolin, and Licypriya Kangujam outspoken their views.
Indian Popular Artists Support the Farmers Protest
Richa Chadha and Swara Bhasker are actively supporting the farmers in protest against the farm laws. Recently, Gippy Grewal criticises everyone that is not in support of farmers. Further, Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Sonu Sood, Hansal Mehta, Mohammed Zeeshan, Divya Dutta, and Neha Sharma support the farmers.
MEA Issues a Statement on the Comments
On Wednesday, Ministry of External Affairs defends the farm bills quoting that “Indian Parliament passed the new farm bills after full discussion”. Hence, it is unfortunate that certain groups try to enforce their ideas on the protest and derail it, says MEA. Also, MEA confirms that the new laws will expand market access while promising greater flexibility to farmers.
Also, MEA highlighted the way police handled the Republic day violence with the utmost restraint. Further, MEA pointed out the government’s efforts to resolve the impasse by meeting the farmers. Subsequently, the farm laws are on hold until the government clears the issue, says MEA. Finally, it emphasised that proper understanding of the topic is necessary before rushing to comment on the subject.
In all, the farmers protest against the new laws is receiving support from across the globe. Nevertheless, the government is yet in turmoil on how to proceed in the matter. As of now, the implementation of the bills is on hold.