Jaishankar Greta Thunberg: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg had shared a toolkit on how to make farmers agitation in India more globally famous recently on Twitter.
Reacting to this, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said the toolkit “has revealed a lot.”
He further added, “But as you can see there was a reason why the foreign ministry reacted to the statements which some celebrities gave out for whatever the reason on matters on which obviously they didn’t know very much.”
The toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg includes a list of ‘urgent actions’ as well as ‘prior actions.’ The initially posted toolkit was later updates after certain omissions in it following criticism online.
In a previous statement by the Minister on Wednesday, he had said that ‘motivated campaigns will never succeed’ referring to the toolkit.
After pop singer Rihanna tweeted about the farmer’s protest earlier this week, several international celebrities shared their concern with the same. Thunberg was one of them. Jaishankar Greta Thunberg
Though the comments by the international persons put the farmer’s crisis on the global stage, several Indian celebrities and politicians were not happy about it. They expressed their disappointment on the “unwanted statements” made by foreigners. Further, they urged the nation to stay united and face the problems ourselves.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police on Thursday filed an unnamed FIR against the creators of a “toolkit” that was shared by Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter in connection with the farmers’ protest. Police stated that the ‘toolkit’ aimed to wage a “social, cultural and economic war against the Government of India.”