Rihanna, a pop singer and Hollywood actress, tweeted about the ongoing farmers’ protest in Delhi, asking, “Why aren’t we talking about this?”
The report shared by Rihanna mentions that mobile internet has been suspended at the border sites in Delhi where farmers have been protesting against the Centre.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
Overseas NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) followed, quote-tweeting Rihanna.
“Indian authorities should be releasing activists and others already jailed or facing criminal charges in politically motivated cases, not adding to that list" ~ @mg2411 https://t.co/OyiTBUjNz2 #FarmersProtest https://t.co/4hRqEISrML
— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) February 2, 2021
On the other hand, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took to Twitter to extend support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India. The 18-year-old environmental activist shot to fame with her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement in 2018.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Greta Thunberg, while attaching a news story about internet shutdowns in Delhi, said, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”
It’s deeply unfair that students of India are asked to sit national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and while millions have also been impacted by the extreme floods. I stand with their call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 25, 2020