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#IndiaAgainstPropaganda: Bollywood celebs counter Rihanna over support to farmers’ protest

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Farmers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi for more than two months. While some international celebrities are tweeting about it on social media, people associated with Bollywood and politicians are also writing on this issue on social media.

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Renowned international singer Rihanna tweeted the issue and “Why is nobody talking about farmers’ protests?”

Meena Harris, the niece of US Vice-President Kamala Harris, environmentalist Greta Thunberg and former porn star Mia Khalifa have also tweeted on the issue.

Meena Harris wrote, “We all should be angry about the internet shutdown in India and the violence of the security forces on the peasant protesters.”

The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India has officially issued a statement regarding these tweets.

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The ministry stated that “The Parliament of India passed reformist legislation related to the agricultural sector, after extensive debate and discussion. These reforms give farmers greater flexibility and wider market access. These reforms lead to economic and ecologically sustainable farming.” Pave the way. “

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“A very small section of farmers in some parts of India do not agree with these reforms. The Indian government has started a dialogue with their representatives, respecting the sentiments of the protesters. In this effort, eleven rounds of talks have been held so far In which the Union ministers are taking part, not only the government, there has also been a proposal from the Prime Minister of India to postpone these laws. “

The Ministry of External Affairs has used #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda in its posts and stated that “these protests are to be seen in the context of India’s democratic ethos and politics and with the efforts of the government and concerned peasant groups to resolve the deadlock needed.”

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BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda has written, “We stand together against the efforts of propaganda and those who spread fake things.”

They have used the same hashtags (#IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda) used by the Ministry of External Affairs.

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