As we know farmers in India has been doing protest against the new farms bills, now many international celebrities like Jim Costa, Meena Harris, Rihanna, Greta Thunberg and others spoke about the ongoing farmers’ protests in India and expressed solidarity with the protests.
Greta’s tweet came hours after international pop icon Rihanna shared a news article that highlighted the government’s latest crackdown on the agitating farmers by cutting off internet services in many regions.
Here’s what some of the international personalities shared:
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
— Rep. Jim Costa (@RepJimCosta) February 2, 2021
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. https://t.co/yIvCWYQDD1 pic.twitter.com/DxWWhkemxW
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 2, 2021
Human Rights Watch:
“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
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
Thousands of farmers have been protesting against the government to repeal the farm laws. The government, on the other hand, has refused to take back the laws, but it has offered to make amendments.