The Indian government’s response to the ongoing farmers’ protest has now drawn international condemnation, with several high-profile individuals speaking out in support of the farmers. It began with pop singer and businesswoman Rihanna’s short tweet on Tuesday night and has now escalated to include several others, including activist Greta Thunberg and vlogger Amanda Cerny.
More than 70 days have passed since thousands of farmers made their way to the national capital protesting against three contentious farm laws. The ongoing protest at Delhi’s borders show no signs of stopping, and till date supporters continue to travel towards the national capital.
From thousands of security personnel being deployed along the Delhi border to putting up barbed wire barricades and constructing nail studded roads and cement walls – administrative officials have taken several steps to curb the agitation. But it is the internet shutdown that is currently in force in some of the areas surrounding Delhi that has proved a tipping point for international icons.
The questions pops up that why Indian celebrities or Bollywood super stars are not taking any stand or giving opinion about a serious problem which is ongoing for more than two months now. Citizens have trolled Indian celebrities for not standing for National problems in the country.
No one is expecting that they should support farmers against the farm laws or support government to implement any bills, people are just asking for a conclusive stand by Indian B-town industry and national public figures too.
Farmers protest has taken a sharp turn on the verge of attention from International media from past two days. Twitter reactions of many International celebrities, activist and public figures are being noted by Netizens.