India responds to comments by foreign celebrities including Rihanna on farmers protest

By Rajan Nath - February 03, 2021 3:02 pm

Day after foreign celebrities including Rihanna and Greta Thunberg tweeted on farmers protest in India, the Ministry of External Affairs India on Wednesday issued a notification asking them to ascertain all the facts.

The MEA stated that "It was unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them. This was egregiously witnessed on January 26."

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Day after Rihanna and Great Thunberg tweeted on farmers protest in India, Ministry of External Affairs India issued a notification to ascertain facts.

"Some of these vested interest groups have tried to mobilise international support against India. Instigated by such fringe elements, Mahatma Gandhi statues have been desecrated in parts of the world. This is extremely disturbing for India and for civilised society everywhere," the Ministry of External Affairs India added.

The notification further stated that "Parliament of India, after a full debate and discussion, passed reformist legislation relating to the agricultural sector. These reforms give expanded market access and provided greater flexibility to farmers."

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Day after Rihanna and Great Thunberg tweeted on farmers protest in India, Ministry of External Affairs India issued a notification to ascertain facts.

"The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible," it cautioned.

"Before rushing to comment on such matters, we urge that facts must be ascertained and a proper understanding of issues at hand be undertaken," it said, adding that "The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible."

Day after Rihanna and Great Thunberg tweeted on farmers protest in India, Ministry of External Affairs India issued a notification to ascertain facts.

Greta Thunberg had tweeted: "We stand in solidarity with the Farmers Protest in India." "why aren’t we talking about this?! #Farmers Protest" Rihanna had tweeted on farmers protest in India.

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